This furoshiki features a lovely field of irises and is based on a famous folding screen that's among the treasures housed at the Nezu Museum in Tokyo.
Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. This one's about 50cm x 50cm(19.69" x 19.69") and is high quality 100% cotton.
The original screen there done by the artist Ogata Korin and is from the 18th century. The original masterpiece there is only put out for public viewing for a short period from the end of April to the first part of May each year. It is rather long and is in fact two pieces displayed together. This square fabric incorporates the two sections into a upper and lower half, instead of showing them as one long piece.
Please note that this is a print on cotton, not an actual 'byoubu' foldng screen. It has a deep red border.
The rich colors and texture and size have made these smaller furoshiki quite popular for home decor and in sewing projects! They can also be used as a furoshiki to wrap small objects-please take care to measure first, allowing ample room for tying.
And good news for folks in the U.S.!
Thanks to your support our California office for domestic orders is up and running and this furoshiki is in stock.
Get it fast via USPS and rest assured with tracking and insurance already included in the price. We also ship to select countries outside the US from our main office in Kyoto, Japan. If you live outside the US, please allow about 2-3 weeks for your package to arrive via Japan Post.
I have this motif with a 'karashi' mustard yellow border listed separately here: