Furoshiki cloth 50x50 - Koinobori and Kintaro


Japanese Furoshiki cloth 50x50 - Koinobori and Kintaro. Reusable gift wrapping fabric. Expand

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Shipped by La Poste - Lettre Suivie between 26/04/2024 and 02/05/2024

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Furoshiki 50x50 - Koinobori and Kintaro prints

A furoshiki to celebrate children's day (May 5).
Koinobori ("carp streamer" in Japanese) are carps shaped wind socks, attached to a pole and put on display for the Children's Day (in practice the Boys' Day).
The first carp, black, represents the father, the red the eldest son, and so on in carp of decreasing sizes and different colors.
Kintarô is a hero of Japanese folklore gifted with superhuman strength. Raised by an ogress on Mount Ashigara, he became a friend of mountain animals. For children's day a doll representing him are often exposed, as it symbolizes courage and strength.

Size: 50 x 50cm
100 % cotton

A Furoshiki is a square piece of cloth, which people used to carry their clothes and toiletries, but later came to be used to carry (or wrap) just about anything. Today furoshiki lost its popularity as a practical everyday item, but remains a cultural traditional and aesthetic value and is still widely use to wrap presents.
You can use it like this or simply as a decoration item (wall hanging, wine holder, table cloth) or a fashion accessory.

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