100cm Cotton Furoshiki - Keisuke Serizawa 6 Patterns
Japanese cotton Fabric Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth Keisuke Serizawa
Characteristics of the product
Material : Cotton 100%
Size : 100cm × 100cm
Pattern : Characters, Japanese Alphabet, Japanese Sentence, Aesop’s Fables, Ogawa village, The word "wind"
Made in Kyoto, JAPAN
Keisuke Serizawa was a Japanese dyeing craftsman.
Based on the techniques of traditional crafts such as Edo Komon and Ise Japanese paper, he created original Japanese-style works.
He developed the technique of stencil dyeing, certified as an intangible cultural heritage.
Keisuke Serizawa is a renowned representative Japanese craftsman in the world.
- Japanese Alphabet : Keisuke Serizawa' representation of Japanese alphabet.
- Japanese Sentence : Japanese "iroha song" lyrics sentence. Iroha song was written in Heian era. The lyrics of Iroha song are written using 47 all hiragana.
- Aesop’s Fables : Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller and fabulist. Aesop's works were translated into Japanese during the Muromachi period.
- Ogawa village : Ogawa is a village in Saitama prefecture, called "Little Kyoto" for its tradional industries, such as Japanese craft paper, sake breweries, and silk fabric, and so on. Ogawa Japanese paper dates back to 1300 years ago. It's registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage as "Japanese handmade paper technology".
- The word "wind" : representing the Japanese kanji for "wind".
In Japan, wrapping cloths (known as furoshiki) are a tradition.
They are a fabulous, eco-friendly way of wrapping objects including and wine bottles, clothes & gifts. Furoshiki embraces the philosophy of eco-friendly living by challenging us on how many items we really need. This beautiful and ingenious art allows one object to have many uses simply by folding and tying the cloth in a different way.
While Japanese culture is not alone in using fabric wrapping, furoshiki has a distinctive style reflecting Japanese interest in ceremony, beauty, multi-functional objects and thoughtfulness in detail as an approach to everyday life.
Cloth wrappings have been used for over 1200 years in Japan and the word furoshiki dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868) when cloths were commonly used in bath houses to wrap clothes and as a bath mat. The word furoshiki means 'bath spread'.
Over time, Japanese people developed a multitude of uses and patterns that are both elegant and functional. One furoshiki cloth can be used as :
a gift wrapping;
a bag for shopping
a handbag decoration;
a picnic hamper
a household decor
a scarf, belt or bandana
a way of wrapping clothes when travelling
In our store, there are many patterns you can choose, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
※ The color may differ from the actual one depending on the coloration condition of the monitor.
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Shipping Methods (World)
【Now because of COVID-19, we can only use FedEx express or DHL express to ship some countries, so the postage usually means express postage. Please note your phone number when you order. Thanks. 】
We use Japan Post & FedEx & DHL.
Almost items are shipped by standard airmail with tracking service and insurance (ePacket).
Expensive or big items are shipped by express airmail (EMS).
- Free standard shipping on orders:
- Japan: Above $50.00
- Asia: Above $100.00
- Europe: Above $200.00
- North America: Above $200.00
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies.
Usually we will ship within 7 days.
If you want customize, maybe it will take more time.
- Estimated shipping times:
- Japan: 2-7 business days
- North America: 1-2 weeks
- Europe: 1-2 weeks
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-2 weeks
- Asia Pacific: 1-2 weeks
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them.
Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.