70cm (27.6″) square furoshiki designed with plum blossoms.
Plum is one of the motifs of traditional auspicious pattern combinations, pine, bamboo and plum.
If you look closely, you can find the bamboo and the pine tree pattern in pearl colour emerging from the five petals of the plum blossom.
The navy blue colour is inspired by Japanese indigo dye.
The red and white combination is from traditional Japanese celebration colour.
When wrapped, the contrast of the two colours creates a variety of lovely patterns.
You can enjoy the beautiful minimal design in a frame as art to decorate your room as well.
Furoshiki is a square piece of cloth or fabric traditionally used to wrap and or to transport items for over a thousand years in Japan. The first furoshiki were used during the Nara period (AD 710 to 794). While the name has changed, the form has been handed down without much change. It is a traditional Japanese cultural item created by the thoughtful wisdom of the Japanese people.
Furoshiki usage declined in the post-war period, in large part due to the proliferation of paper and plastic bags available to shoppers. In recent years, however, it has seen a renewed interest as environmental protection has become a greater concern.
Nowadays, Furoshiki is used in many different ways. You can wrap and tie each corner to suit the size and shape of the contents within. In this way, it is very useful to carry items. It also has become increasingly popular for gift wrapping.
It is light, compact, washable and reusable. It can be used in so many ways!!
We can’t wait to share all our ideas of how to use them with you. Furoshiki will become a MUST have in your sustainable living lifestyle.
Made by Yamada-Sen-i
Yamada sen-i Co. was founded in 1937 as a manufacturer of Furoshiki. The company has produced hundreds of different Furoshiki using various dying and weaving techniques and has been focusing on promoting the use of Furoshiki in everyday life.
The name of its Furoshiki brand “MUSUBI” comes from “born(生す/musu)” and “beauty(美/bi)” in Japanese. Additionally, “MUSUBI” means “a knot” and “to tie” MUSUBI produce and sell hundreds of different Furoshiki using various dying and weaving techniques such as double-sided dying.
- Designed by kata kata
Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai produce stencil dyeing CHUSEN, a kind of printed dyed cloth. They made a presentation of this work at several exhibitions.