This pretty patterned Furoshiki Cloth was created in Japan and features an original design by Yumeji Takehisa. This artist made work between 1884-1934, creating dynamic patterns with unique hues and tints, always using motifs and inspiration from the natural world. This Furoshiki features a design based on the Dokidami herb and its flowers, used widely in Japan and South East Asia.
These traditional cloths are used for everything from picnics, to food shopping, wearing as an apron or gift wrapping.
Furoshiki refers to both the Japanese cloth and the art and/or technique of wrapping goods and gifts in it. Dating from circa 700BC, the technique was primarily used to wrap important goods and treasures found in Japanese temples, later being used to wrap clothing.
Over the centuries the art of Furoshiki developed to reflect Japanese culture’s reverence for nature, the environment, and its resources. Creating a beautiful, reusable, and almost infinite system for wrapping and carrying, all from one square of cloth. The magic with Furoshiki is that it can be tied to make useful bags for groceries or in multiple inventive ways to gift wrap picnics, bottles, yoga mats, boxes; the art of Furoshiki is almost endless. Its practicality is made even more attractive by the tradition of exquisite pattern design.
We stock a range of both classic and modern Furoshiki pattern design. These beautiful clothes make an exquisite gift in themselves but used to wrap a bottle of wine, plant pot or box they are a gift within a gift. We stock Furoshiki cloth made from cotton and linen, in a wide range of patterns and sizes.
Yumeji’s work use dynamic patterns and unique hue and tints everyday motifs that using is adjective pattern and unique hue and tints built on everyday motif.
The “Bijinga” pictures of Yumeji TAKEHISA who is also known as in the Taisho Roman (general term for the thought and culture events in the Taisho period) great painter. Yumeji’s work focused on products for daily life and commercial product design. He was revolutionary graphic designer.