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Japanese Silk Shibori Fukusa With Mon

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Japanese Silk Shibori Fukusa With Mon
Shibori, an incredibly intricate Japanese textile art, was used to create the mon (family crest) on one side and good fortune character on the other side of this late Meiji era fukusa. The designs were formed by tightly tying off with thread thousands of individual tiny sections on plain white silk. The tied off sections covered the surface everywhere except the outlines of the character and crest, so that when the fabric was dyed green and the binding threads removed, each tiny section was puckered and outlined in white. This fukusa was commissioned by a family for repeated use over many years. During formal gift presentation ceremonies, a small gift, usually placed on a fine lacquer tray, was covered by a fukusa, which typically represented some admired aspect of Japanese textile artistry. Sometimes confused with furoshki, the cloth used to wrap and carry informal gifts, fukusa are smaller double-sided gems of Japanese creativity. This early 20th century fukusa is in excellent condition. Dimensions: height 14 (36 cm), width 12 (32 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM

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