Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth "Choju Jinbutsu Giga Round Window Green" 風呂敷 むすび 鳥獣人物戯画 丸窓 緑

¥1,500 JPY
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Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth "Choju Jinbutsu Giga Round Window Green" 風呂敷 むすび 鳥獣人物戯画 丸窓 緑

¥1,500 JPY
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"Furoshiki" are type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth.
It is said that Furoshiki were already in use during the Nara Period (710-794) as important items. It is said that such a cloth began to called furoshiki after the Edo Period (1603-1868).
Later the common people began to use cloth to bundle things and to transport things. They can be used in various ways other than just wrapping cloth. Nowadays Furoshiki played an important role in reduce the amount of plastic as a shopping bag.
Choju-Giga is a set of picture scrolls, belonging to Kozan-ji temple. It is also known as a national treasure.

【Specification】
・Material: Cotton 100%
・Size: 68 x 68cm
・Weight: 500g
・Made in Japan

風呂敷が最初に使われ始めたのは奈良時代と言われ、その頃は布自体が貴重だったため、大事な物を扱うときに使用されていました。
江戸時代になると風呂敷という言葉が定着し、一般に物を運んだりするのに使われるようになりました。
物を包むだけでなく、鞄やスカーフ、テーブルクロス等使用シーンは様々。
ビニール袋の有料化などもあり、エコで便利な風呂敷はあらためて注目されています。

京都にある功山寺所蔵の鳥獣戯画をモチーフにした風呂敷で贈り物にお勧めです。