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Vintage Japanese Shibori

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www.etsy.com/listing/69519669/japanese-indigo-shibori-fur...

 

Vintage Japanese indigo shibori furoshiki textile with original box.

 

88cm x 88cm

weight: 145g

 

Large and lightweight, it is intended as a furoshiki. It is a traditional Japanese cloth used to wrap things for transportation or for decoration.

 

Would be easy to frame of use as a wall hanging. Could also be a throw over furniture.

 

Shibori (絞り染め Shiborizome) is a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping. Some of these methods are known in the West as tie-dye.

 

This collectible textile includes the Japanese information/description card with the original box. The design has hearts and paulownia leaves.

 

Paulownia leaves are significant in Japan and are often depicted in kamon / crests. The tree is known as 'kiri' in Japan and it flowers in early spring.

 

Paulownia leaves can be seen in the kamon of the office of the prime minister of Japan. It is the symbol of the cabinet and the government.

 

It was once tradition to plant a paulownia tree on the birth of a baby girl. When she became an adult and was about to marry, the tree was cut down and made into a dresser to give as a wedding present.

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Taken on March 7, 2011