Katana (1) - Stahl - Tessuishi Kuniteru - Japan - 1868
Furoshiki(風呂敷) is a square-shaped cloth used to wrap, carry, and store things.
It has a long history in Japan and became popular among the general public during the Edo period.
Furoshiki come in various sizes to wrap various objects, both large and small.
This furoshiki has stitching at the four corners to increase its strength. The stitch(刺子) patterns are waves, chrysanthemums, and hemp leaves.
The center of the lining is also reinforced with white cloth and the logo of Nisshin Flour Milling Co. This was reinforced over that original cloth in later years. Even if it is a flour sack, it shows how people in the past valued cloth as a material. It is extremely rare.
Overall, the cloth is quite worn out, and holes and tears have been repaired by sewing or patching them with other indigo-dyed cloth.
In Japan, it is called "Boro".
Indigo-dyed cotton fabric becomes better the more it is used.
The indigo color gives us a sense of wabi-sabi.
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