This furoshiki is part of a wide selection I have of two-sided designs. Please check my other listings for the others, as well as lots of one-sided motifs, including this design in different colors here:
Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. This one's about 48cm x 48cm(18.9" x 18.9") and is high quality 100% cotton.
The picture shows both sides. The front, kame(turtles, is on the left, and the back is on the right in the photo. The colors are kuro(black and midori(green. The back of the hem, which is the front design, works nicely on the reverse side as a border, one side of which can be seen running down the middle of the picture where the two designs meet.
In order to show both sides in a single photo, I folded the furoshiki, which makes each side appear somewhat rectangular, however, when unfolded with just a single side showing, these are typical square shaped furoshiki.
The two distinct designs in one cloth make these especially elegant as wraps for a small gift, as the back peeks out when tied, and becomes a lovely accent. The small, traditional repeat patterns featured on these also makes them very popular as fabric pieces for craft projects, and they're often used in home decor, too, as they look striking on a table.
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.