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"KYOTO: Katsura Rikyu" Furoshiki
"KYOTO: Katsura Rikyu" Furoshiki

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Woodblock in subtle colors
Our Price: $38.00
Material: Cotton
Length: See below.
Width: See below.
Condition: New

Quantity in Stock:17
Product Code: F55KATSURA

"KYOTO: Katsura Rikyu" Furoshiki

A woodblock depiction of a corner of Katsura Rikyu - the Imperial Villa located along the Kastura River just west of Kyoto. (See the last photo of the actual villa. Come with us on our annual Trip to Kyoto and see it in person!) This furoshiki is based on the work of Masao Ido, known for the subtle colors and simple forms in his woodblocks.

Just over 41" (105cm) square and 100% cotton. New, not vintage.

Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, used even today when presenting gifts! And yes, the recipient keeps the furoshiki. This version is much more commonly matted or framed as artwork rather than folded as wrapping cloth.

These days - with recycling and "repurposed" accessories trending everywhere, "green" buyers can quickly convert a furoshiki into a handy tote to use at the grocery, at school or anywhere you need to carry things neatly. No handle needed! Check out the samples in the photos or visit the blog in the caption for more wrapping ideas. Great for home decor, table covers, or quilting projects, too.

Shipping cost is included.

*NOTE: This is a NEW (not vintage) furoshiki and will be shipped to you directly from Kyoto via economy (SAL) airmail, which takes 2-3 weeks in most cases. If you order furoshiki along with other NY-based Kyoto Kimono items (kimono, haori, obi, fabric and pretty much everything else), please keep in mind that your furoshiki will be shipped separately.

By the way, furoshiki comes from furo, which means bath in Japanese and shiki, which is something that is spread on the ground. Long ago, furoshiki were used to carry clothes to and from the public bath and were spread on the bath house floor to stand on while changing.

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