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Wrapping cloth (furoshiki)

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Indigo-dyed cotton wrapping cloth (furoshiki) with decorative quilting stitches in white cotton thread at each corner: two corners have a fan motif (ohgi); one corner has a seven treasures pattern (shippo tsunagi); and one corner has an interlocking tortoise shell pattern (kikko-mon). There are...

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Purchased by seller in Yonezawa, Japan in 1995; Purchased by MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Adrienne Iselin Gilbert Memorial Fund

Japanese, Shôwa era, mid-20th century

Object Place

Northern Japan


Height x width: 131.1 x 132.7 cm (51 5/8 x 52 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain-weave, indigo-dyed, cotton quilting (sashiko)


Textiles and Fashion Arts