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Sekka Kamisaka 12 Months of Flowers Hosomi Museum Collection Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth

Sekka Kamisaka 12 Months of Flowers Hosomi Museum Collection Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth

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Unveil a captivating scene of nature's artistry with the Sekka Kamisaka 12 Months of Flowers Hosomi Museum Collection Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth. This exquisite piece features a breathtaking design by the renowned artist Sekka Kamisaka. Each portion of the furoshiki showcases a different flower or plant, reflecting the beauty of the changing seasons. From delicate cherry blossoms in spring to vibrant chrysanthemums in autumn, the design captures the essence of Japan's natural world in a captivating display. Woven from high-quality materials by the skilled artisans at Miyai Furoshiki, this furoshiki is a durable, reusable, and an eco-friendly alternative to traditional gift wrap. Additionally, this furoshiki is waterproof, making it an even more  practical and versatile choice for any occasion.

The intricate design and celebration of the seasons make it a unique piece of art. Drape it over a table as a stunning tablecloth for a special occasion, display it as a decorative wall hanging to add a touch of cultural intrigue, or even fold it and place it on a shelf for a captivating display of nature's beauty. With its timeless design and multiple functionalities, this furoshiki wrapping cloth is a perfect addition to any home that appreciates art, nature, and the changing seasons.

Detail

Size: W 26.8in x L 26.8in x H 0in / W 68cm x L 68cm x H cm
Material: 100% polyester (machine washable)
Made in Japan

Care & Use

  • Machine washable: Wash with cold water on a gentle cycle.
  • Drying: Line dry or tumble dry on low heat. Polyester dries quickly.
  • Ironing: Optional, but can be ironed on low heat if needed.
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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.