45cm Silk Furoshiki - Hikizome the four classic plants
Japanese format Silk Fabric Furoshiki Hikizome the four classic plants
Material : Silk 100%
Size : 45cm × 45cm
Made in Kyoto, JAPAN
Hikizome is the type of dyeing.
At first Insert the end of the piece of fabric with a stretcher and stretch it with a stretcher to spread it out. Then, dye fabric with a Japanese brush called Hake.
It has the advantage of being able to dye a large area, but it's difficult to dye large area evenly.
Extensive experience and knowledge about dyeing are required.
The delicate dyeing technique of Hikizome hand-dye can make a very beautiful blurred pattern.
Silk is light and glossy, it has been used for luxury cloth.
The dyeability is also good, so it dyes very beautiful colors.
It is very smooth, soft and lightweight.
The four classic plants （orchid, chrysanthemum, plum, and bamboo）are designed on this Furoshiki.
The characteristics of the four plants, orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum, and plum, are very similar to Kunshi (wise man), so it has become a representative design for literary paintings.
Orchids have a faint scent and elegance, and bamboo grows without dropping leaves even in the cold winter, and has a straight nature. Plums have the strength to bloom first in the early spring, and chrysanthemums bloom vividly in the cold late autumn.
The impression changes depending on which color side is wrapped on the top.
In Japan, Wrapping cloths have been a tradition (known as furoshiki).
They are a fabulous, zero waste way of wrapping anything from produce and wine bottles to clothes & gifts.
About how to use the furoshiki
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 thoughtful detail in approach to everyday living.
Cloth wrapping has been used for over 1200 years in Japan and the word furoshiki came about during the Edo period (1603-1868) when the cloths were commonly used in bath houses to wrap clothes and as a bath mat. The word furoshiki means 'bath spread'.
Over time, Japanese developed a multitude of uses and patterns that are both elegant and functional. One furoshiki cloth can be used for :
wrapping a gift
a bag for shopping
decorating a handbag
a picnic hamper
a scarf, belt or bandana
wrapping clothes when travelling
In our store, there are many patterns you can choose, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
※ The color may differ from the actual one depending on the coloration condition of the monitor.
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.