'Furoshiki (風呂敷)' - the eco-friendly wrapping cloth. These are hand-made by Harumi. (Sashiko embroidery, design, sewing, etc..) You can wrap your Gi & Hakama, and bring it with you for training. Also you can wrap your clothing (t-shirts, socks, pants, skirts, whatever you were wearing!) and store it neatly at a changing room during your training. Furoshiki is very practical and It is reusable and multipurpose. You can use it as a table cloth or scarf too if you like. Size: 1066 x 1066 mm (42 x 42") Each one is slightly different in size due to the handmade product. Material : 100% cotton (lighter weight, high quality cotton) Color: Ocean Blue Price: $50 for each plus shipping. Tax is included.
Isshin Ryu Aikido Hand-made Furoshiki
Furoshiki were traditionally used to carry clothes, gifts, or other goods. Although possibly dating back as far as the middle of the Nara period, the name, meaning "bath spread", derives from the Edo period practice of using them to bundle clothes while at the sentō (public baths; public furo) to prevent a mix-up of the bathers' clothes. Before becoming associated with public baths, furoshiki were known as hirazutsumi (平包), or flat folded bundle. Eventually, the furoshiki’s usage extended to serve as a means for merchants to transport their wares or to protect and decorate a gift.
Sashiko (刺し子, literally "little stabs") is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear, or to repair worn places or tears with patches, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance, though decorative items sometimes use red thread.
Many Sashiko patterns were derived from Chinese designs, but just as many were developed by the Japanese themselves. The artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) published the book New Forms for Design in 1824, and these designs have inspired many Sashiko patterns.
This product is prewashed, so you won't have to worry about shrinkage. Delicate setting machine wash using a mesh laundry bag is recommended. Machine dry is NOT recommended. This is the colored fabric, so please do NOT wash together with whites. Drip dry/Hang to dry is recommended. Ironing tip: Please use Cotton setting with steem. To avoid flattening embroidery when ironing, iron them facedown on a thick towel.