Furoshiki, small, madder (red) x indigo
Cotton furoshiki, or wrapping cloths dip dyed in overlapped halves at Kanai Mudding Works in Amami Oshima. Originally used to wrap clothes and belongings whist bathing, they are now used mainly for wrapping gifts, bento boxes (doubling up as a dining cloth), and increasingly as an alternative to disposable plastic bags. Coloured using only natural 'ai' indigo and madder red. About 45cm squared (small), perfect for wrapping smaller items, lunches, and bottles.