JAPANESE GIFT WRAP - Folk Arts, 1987, First Edition Paper Book - Collection of Vintage Gift Wrap and History, Japan, Kunio Ekiguchi, Rupert

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Japanese gift wrap - Folk Arts, 1987, First Edition Paper Book - Collection of Vintage Gift Wrap and History, Japan, Kunio Ekiguchi, Rupert.

"JAPANESE GIFT WRAP - FOLK ARTS," 1987, First Edition.
Text by K. S. Rupert
Wrapping Examples by Kunio Ekiguchi
Published by Kodansha International, printed in Japan.

Offered here is a very interesting book of vintage Japanese gift wrap. The first eight pages of the book contain a discussion of the patterns printed on the following gift wrap sheets as a way of describing Japanese textiles, how they were made, and their use. Evidently, this book and the wrap inside is being used as a tool to teach textile art rather than being what we today think of when referring to traditional "gift wrap."

This could certainly be used as traditional gift wrap, but I think it might also be useful in decorating with decoupage or scrapbooking or journaling or some other art project. There are many possibilities with this item. Perhaps it would be helpful to a student of textile arts. I certainly hope it finds a good home where it can either be used to make something of beauty or be studied while learning the history of Japanese textiles.

The sheets of paper are each 19-1/4" by 28-3/4". Each sheet is folded into fourths and bound into the book. There are perforations near the center of the book for ease in removing the selected gift wrap sheet. Although the book originally contained twelve sheets of wrap, two sheets have been removed and are missing. A third sheet has also been removed and a portion of less than one-half of that sheet is remaining loose in the book (see dark blue sashiko design in photograph for the partial sheet). There remain nine full unused sheets and one partial sheet.

The book measures approximately 14-1/4" tall by 10-1/8" wide. It will be mailed to the Buyer in a Priority Mail box for its protection from being bent. The shelf wear now is very slight to the cover and cover edges, and the wrap itself is in very good condition. Each remaining sheet is shown in a photograph with this listing.

(Blurring of text in the photographs is intentional by me. The text is very legible.)

Please note that this item is vintage, and it has been loved and used by someone else in its past life. Therefore, there may be some wear or markings on the item from its previous use. I try my best to describe as accurately as I can the condition of an item and to show any major flaws in the listing's photographs. Please pay close attention to the photographs as they should be considered as part of the description for this item. If you have any questions, please contact me before your purchase.

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This is a difficult question. While I sincerely wish I could hold items in the shop for your purchase at a future time, I feel it is unfair to others who are also considering purchasing the same item. It may be that you change your mind or just never come back to make the purchase, thereby effectively inactivating the listing for others. Therefore, it is a TwoWillowPlace shop policy that items will NOT be "reserved" or held pending a future purchase without the Buyer having made previous arrangements with the shop for a custom order to have the item obtained for that Buyer only, AND without the Buyer having made a deposit on the item which would represent a partial payment. I believe this is fair to all concerned, including the shop.

The answer is "Yes, but sometimes not." If you purchase multiple items ON THE SAME DAY that can be safely shipped together IN THE SAME PACKAGE, I am happy to combine the shipping charges and refund any excess you have paid if over $1.00. Please send a message to alert me that you are purchasing multiple items. IF, HOWEVER, the items are glassware or other items that I feel would be best to ship separately for their protection, then I will ship them separately and not make any refund of shipping charges. My primary interest is to prevent any items from being broken in transit. I do not make a profit from shipping charges. I usually ship on the same day or the day after, so speed is important in your shopping and contacting me. Thanks!

No. Items purchased from this shop are only shipped to addresses within the United States. International shipping is not offered at this time.



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