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"CULTURE: Daruma" Furoshiki



 
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Tumbling Daruma
Our Price: $12.00
Sale Price: $10.00
Material: Cotton
Length: See below.
Width: See below.
Condition: New

Quantity in Stock:20
Product Code: F67DARUMA


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"CULTURE: Daruma" Furoshiki

A dramatic daruma design!

Daruma is the god of perserverance, whose lesson is: "nanakorobi yaoki" which means 'If you fall down seven times, get up eight.' It's a traditional saying focuses on the effort rather than results. Daruma could have been the inspiration for "Weebles", which wobble but they don't fall down - Daruma dolls are weighted at the bottom and return to an upright position when they're pushed over.

Just under 20" (50cm) 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.

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*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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