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"CATS: Maneki Collection" Furoshiki



 
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Dozens of felines!
Our Price: $12.00
Sale Price: $10.00
Material: Cotton
Length: See below.
Width: See below.
Condition: New

Quantity in Stock:19
Product Code: F70MANEKICOLLECTION


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"CATS: Maneki Collection" Furoshiki

A collection of maneki neko (beckoning cats). They're typically found at shops, where they are considered good luck. This rendering shows a bevy of them, as well as some realistically rendered kitties in the mix, curiously checking out the maneki neko. The maneki neko grouping includes one type that's sometimes seen in the west, at Japanese themed shops there that cater to western customers. The maneki neko has blue eyes and a dollar sign on it, and is beckoning with its fingers facing up, rather than down, as is the custom in Japan. There's even a tanuki raccoon dog in the mix, another often seen figure in front of shops that welcomes good fortune. There's a lot going on in this playful scene!

Just under 20" square (50cm) 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.

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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