Furoshiki wrapping cloth printed with the ukiyo-e woodblock print: 'Geisha Itsutomi'.
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ARTIST: Chobunsai Eishi
Chobunsai Eishi (1756-1829), also known as Hosoda Eishi, was an ukiyo-e artist of the Edo period. He was born to a samurai family. In his earlier works influences from Torii Kiyonaga's bijinga can be seen. Unlike Kitagawa Utamaro, who was active at the same time, Eishi's female appears more slender and idealized image of women in the yuri (gay quarters). He is known as a master full-length bijinga.
About the Print
Itsutomi was a geisha from the Yoshiwara (pleasure district in present Tokyo). The slender Itsutomi is depicted with shamisen, three-stringed Japanese musical instrument.
The beautiful textured pattern of the Sumidagawa® brand furoshiki adds elegance to the print.
SIZE: About 68 x 68 cm
MATERIAL: 100% rayon
TITLE: いつとみ芸者/ 「いつとみ」
Washing instructions: Please handwash in lukewarm (30˚C / 86˚F) water, or dry clean. Use hot iron on the back side to straighten.
Used for centuries in Japan, the furoshiki, is used to wrap various items from boxes, to your lunch, and is very often used as a bag. Strong and versatile, it is an environmentally friendly option to disposable bags. Learn to fold the furoshiki in 14 different ways!
(Source: Ministry of the Environment, http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html)