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Large Size Masao Ido 'katsura Rikyu' Furoshiki Cotton Japanese Fabric For Sale
are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. This one would make an
especially nice wall hanging, as it's based on a print of Katsura Rikyu(Imperial Villa) in Kyoto made by Masao
Ido, one of Japan's foremost contemporary artists. It can be hung
without any backing, with small nails, etc., or with a simple wooden
dowel that you could get at a local hardware store. It also displays
wonderfully when stretched on a frame, as you would mount a painting. It's 105cm x 105cm(41 1/3" x 41 1/3"), and is a high quality, 100% cotton. it's larger than
typical prints that are done on paper, and would make an especially
dramatic room accent, its fine detail and color variations on display. The borders on the side are navy.Mr.
Ido was born in 1945 and his prints have become much sought after
interntionally and are known for their subtle colors and simple forms.
His traditional scenes convey a feeling of peace and tranquility and
command high prices.When I saw this beautifully done work, the lines and colors caught my eye and I knew I
wanted to share it. So I was very pleased when I got permission to
offer some here. I have two other Masao Ido furoshiki listed separately.Please note that this is not an
original print, it is not rendered on paper, it is not hand signed and
numbered, nor is it a limited edition, as a collectible print is. If
you are looking for a standard print as an investment grade
collectible, this is not what you're after.This is a cotton
furoshiki cloth, that Mr. Ido has approved and licensed. It lives up
to his high standards in both the quality of the cotton, which has a
good weight to it and a rich texture, and the superior craftsmanship in
the printing, which lives up to the care he takes in his attention to
detail in his work. There's a distinct warmth and depth to this that
honors the spirit of his prints and at the same time brings something
additional to it; there's a real pleasure in being able to hold and
touch such a well made piece without worry in regard to its condition,
unlike with a standard print on paper. It adds a tactile dimension that
brings it closer and makes it feel even more intimate. In
fact, I was so taken by the quality of the printing that I took a
picture, the last one, of the reverse side as well. You'll see
if you look carefully that the image is reversed, lovely in its own right!
history of furoshiki in Japan is quite long and colorful. As a student
of Japanese language, I was surprised to realize that 'furo' is from
the word for bath. I'd never thought to connect the two! And 'shiki' is
a thing that is spread on the ground. It seems that In the Edo Period,
from the 17th to 19th century, furoshiki were used to wrap the clean
clothes in, carried the just worn clothes home, and in between, were
spread on the bath house floor to stand on while changing.
If you enjoy Mr. Ido's work but have hesitated because of the cost, or
more generally, if you appreciate the Japanese sense of understated
beauty and harmony with nature and have been wanting to add that to
your home environment, this furoshiki affords a wonderful way to do
SAL air is just $5 and
takes about 2-3 weeks. These
make great gifts, too-and I'm offering a special flat rate shipping
charge. Add other large or small furoshiki to this order and you'll still
pay just $5 for SAL shipping and I'll take care of the rest.
If you purchase multiple designs, please wait for me to send a single combined invoice with the special flat rate shipping offer included.
Thanks for looking!
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Large Size Masao Ido 'katsura Rikyu' Furoshiki Cotton Japanese Fabric: $38