headscarf; textile; furoshiki

Rectangular tabby-woven soft cotton textile square, possibly for wrapping a gift, decorated with indigo printed patterning in imitation of tie-dye (shibori).The textile is hemmed at both longer sides. The decoration consists of an elongated hexagonal field at the centre containing a Japanese character ['kotobuki' ='long life'] created by small rectangular outlines in cream on a blue ground. This is surrounded by small blue rectangular outlines surrounding dots on a cream ground. A cream fault-line runs above one of the hems. Two sides have selvedges and two sides are machine stitched.

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