Large 34 inch (86 cm) Japanese cotton furoshiki cloth -blue and white shibori flower and medallion

$29.50

This listing is for one furoshiki cloth. Furoshiki are traditionally used to carry clothing, food or gifts. They can be folded in many ways to create ornate wrappings for gifts. They also make beautiful centerpieces for quilts or home decor items such as cushion covers. Large furoshiki can also be hung on the wall for decoration.

This furoshiki is vintage stock. It is in very good condition but it has some flaws. Please read the description carefully to learn about these flaws.

Shibori was used to create a pattern of plum blossoms, leaves, scroll-work and geometric designs on this beautiful cloth. This is a TRUE shibori item and some needle holes (where shibori was tied together) and threads are still seen in the cotton.  Please see the last photo for the best representation of the colors. Crayola brand crayons are shown in the photo for a color comparison. Please note that the photos showing the entire furoshiki are looking a little darker on my computer screen than seen in person.

I do not believe that this is an indigo dyed fabric as the tone is a little lighter blue than indigo. However, it is possible it was dyed using indigo but was not dyed multiple times to give the deeper indigo color and crisp shibori.

This is a canvas-like cotton fabric and it has a slightly rough feel with a slightly stiff drape. The shibori makes it have a wonderful "wrinkly" texture. It is medium weight and would be perfect for a throw cushion cover or boro quilt centerpiece. It would also make a beautiful wall hanging.

This cloth is about 34 inches tall x 34 inches wide ( 86.4 cm x 86.4 cm).

All sides of this cloth are hemmed.

**There are two small yellow spots on the white shibori. These spots can be seen in the 8th and 9th photos. A close-up of the each spot can be seen in the lower pictures. The arrow points to the spot. These spots are very light but they can be seen. They area especially noticeable when holding the cloth up to the light so I DO NOT recommend using this cloth as a curtain unless you do not mind seeing these spots **

Fabric specifics:

- Medium weight

-Primarily cotton. This item does not have a tag therefore it could contain other fibers such as hemp, flax or linen.

- 34 inches tall x 34 inches wide ( 86.4 cm x 86.4 cm)

-Little to no stretch

-slightly rough texture with slightly stiff drape

Due to the dying of this fabric it should be washed in cold water, separately. Do not bleach or dry clean. To prevent dye bleeding, do not allow the fabric to soak in the water. The fabric can be ironed on the high cotton, steam setting. To maintain or refresh the shibori "wrinkles" hold the steam iron about an inch over the cloth and allow steam to penetrate cloth. Do not place hot iron directly onto fabric as this will make the cotton shiny. If you wish to iron the fabric directly, place a cotton press-cloth between the furoshiki and iron.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding my fabrics or using/sewing these fabrics. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks in addition to those noted in the description. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell although I do not notice one.

Please note that if you order a large number of yards or pieces of fabric, that the shipping weight may be overestimated. I always refund shipping charge overages of $1.00 USD or more.

Payments

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Please contact me within 24 hours if you wish to cancel purchase.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Shipping from United States

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Orders totaling $60.00 USD and over will be shipped free to domestic addresses. The free shipping will be shown at the final order cost, right before submitting the order.

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I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

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Returns and exchange details

I will gladly accept returns on items that are not to your liking. The buyer must pay return shipping charges. I must be notified within 2 days after confirmation of delivery of the item that you wish to return the item for a refund.

A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.

Additional

Taxes:

I currently reside in New York State and am required to charge sales tax on items shipped to New York state. Taxes are not collected on items that are shipped to any other states or internationally.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

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