Wrapping cloth (furoshiki)

Japanese
Shôwa era
mid-20th century


Object Place: Northern Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 131.1 x 132.7 cm (51 5/8 x 52 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.506

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain-weave, indigo-dyed, cotton quilting (sashiko)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Indigo-dyed cotton wrapping cloth (furoshiki) with decorative quilting stitches in white cotton thread at each corner: two corners have a fan motif (ohgi); one corner has a seven treasures pattern (shippo tsunagi); and one corner has an interlocking tortoise shell pattern (kikko-mon). There are white cotton braided tassels at two corners. The piece is constructed of four lengths of fabric hand-stitched together with a hand-stitched hem on two sides.

Provenance

Purchased by seller in Yonezawa, Japan in 1995; Purchased by MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Adrienne Iselin Gilbert Memorial Fund