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Ogata Korin Purple Iris Silk Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth

Ogata Korin Purple Iris Silk Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of Japanese art with the Ogata Korin Purple Iris Silk Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth. This exquisite piece features a captivating design inspired by the work of Ogata Korin, a renowned master of the Rinpa school known for his bold compositions and vibrant colors. The furoshiki showcases a cluster of majestic purple irises against a backdrop of soft green leaves, reminiscent of Korin's iconic style. Woven from luxurious silk by the skilled artisans at Miyai Furoshiki, this cloth is a breathtaking work of art and also a sustainable and reusable alternative to conventional gift wrap.

Wrap a special gift timelessly and luxuriously, transforming the presentation into an unforgettable experience. The size of the furoshiki allows for creative folding techniques. Drape it over a table as a unique tablecloth, display it as a decorative wall hanging to add a touch of Japanese elegance, or even fold it and place it on a shelf for a stunning piece of art. With its enduring design and versatility, this furoshiki wrapping cloth elevates any space and celebrates the rich heritage of Japanese artistry.

Detail

Size: W 26.8in x L 26.8in x H 0in / W 68cm x L 68cm x H cm Material: 100% Silk Made in Japan
Made in Japan

Care & Use

  • Dry clean recommended: Silk is delicate and requires special care.
  • Spot clean: For minor stains, use a gentle fabric cleaner specifically designed for silk.
  • Ironing: Iron on the coolest setting possible, with a silk pressing cloth between the iron and the fabric.
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Delivering Furoshiki from the Heart

Furoshiki's history in Japan stretches back over a millennium. Early evidence points to its use as far back as the Nara period (710-794 AD), where it was known as "tsutsumi-nuno" and used to wrap precious imperial treasures. The term "furoshiki" itself emerged during the Muromachi period (1336-1573 AD).  As public bathhouses became more popular, high-ranking individuals used furoshiki to carry and protect their garments.  Over time, furoshiki evolved beyond bath accessories, becoming a versatile tool for everyday use and a symbol of refined aesthetics.

Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, has played a significant role in the evolution of furoshiki. As a center of culture and craftsmanship for centuries, Kyoto nurtured the art of furoshiki making. Skilled artisans perfected techniques like silk dyeing and intricate weaving patterns, creating furoshiki that were not just functional but also works of art.  Kyoto's furoshiki workshops continue to thrive today, offering a vibrant selection of traditional and contemporary designs.  They remain a testament to the city's rich heritage and its enduring love for this beautiful and sustainable tradition.

Brand History

In 1897, Miyai Furoshiki, originally Miyai Dennosuke Shoten, began its journey in the heart of Japan's textile industry. Initially focusing on dyeing and wholesaling cloth, they soon discovered their niche in the art of furoshiki – the traditional Japanese wrapping cloths.  Over the decades, Miyai Furoshiki has become synonymous with furoshiki, not just for their dedication to quality and craftsmanship, but also for their innovative spirit. From meticulously hand-dyed silks in the early days to experimenting with roller printing and jacquard looms, they have consistently embraced new techniques while staying true to the essence of furoshiki. Their archives boast a fascinating collection that reflects these changes, including the beautiful Koshu Hachihata furoshiki, a pre-dyed high-grade silk piece reaching its peak production in the 1950s.

Today, their commitment to artistry and cultural preservation keeps them not only relevant but also revered as a leading artisan. Their exquisite furoshiki, crafted with meticulous attention to detail and high-quality materials, is a testament to their dedication. But their passion extends far beyond the product itself. They actively champion furoshiki and its place in Japanese culture through various initiatives. From sponsoring design competitions that encourage fresh perspectives on the art form to organizing exhibitions that showcase its rich history, Miyai Furoshiki fosters a vibrant community around furoshiki. Additionally, their global collaborations, such as the "Furoshiki Paris" project, demonstrate their dedication to introducing this beautiful tradition to a wider audience.