furoshiki cloth, Japan, Taisho (circa 1920), cm 103x96 Furoshiki were (and still are to some extent) wrapping cloths used when carrying small personal belongings, or to eventually wrap a gift to be presented. They have usually plain ground and display a large family crest (komon) in the centre as an identification tool. The present lot shows such a crest with a design of takanoha (hawk feathers) on a dark indigo ground, and an inscription bottom left. Hand spun, hand woven cotton, dyed in the tsutsugaki technique, with just a few age-related wrinkles. a powerful image.
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