Tsutsugaki Furoshiki (Green & Indigo)
This stunning piece of furoshiki (wrapping cloth) is double dipped in indigo and possibly “kariyasu” to achieve the beautiful green color. Kariyasu is a plant that dyes fabric a strong yellow and is often dyed over indigo to achieve green.
The intricate chrysanthemum picture is made by “tsutsugaki.” This traditional resist dyeing technique involves drawing the pattern onto cloth with a tube of sticky rice-paste (like cake decorating) then drying, dyeing and washing off paste. The three-color image (green, light blue and original white of the fabric) shows that the tsutsugaki process was repeated at least twice. Dated circa 1900, the fabric is beautifully faded. The meticulous sashiko mendings convey how its original owners used this piece with great love and care.
150 x 132 cm (59 x 52 inches)
Due to the nature of vintage fabric, the product may have fades, fabric pulls, wears, stains, small holes or patches. We hope you will enjoy the richness and variation of repurposed fabric. We provide mending services for this product. Please select “With Mending” from the drop down menu. The cloth will be mended with new or vintage fabric and indigo sashiko thread. It takes about 2 weeks to complete.