Fuku Musubi | Gourd/Dragon Scale Red/Light Blue
Furoshiki wrapping is the ancient Japanese practice of binding gifts and other objects in fabric and has become popular in Western society in recent years partly through increasing environmental concerns and a desire to reduce disposable wrapping paper.
This beautiful double-sided cotton wrap measures 48cm x 48m and is screenprinted on cotton in Japan.
Fuku-Musubi is Furoshiki which was designed to invite happiness and form connection between people. Front and back surfaces are respectively dyed in different colors and the patterns.
Those patterns are based on Japanese auspicious omen motifs. Each pattern on both sides has the special meaning and it has been used since ancient days. It's nice to gift not only to someone but also to yourself.
Enjoy using this Furoshiki by switching the colors and patterns depending on your mood or occasion.
Gourd : This pattern is believed to bring happiness and success. Legend has it that drinking sake in gourd together under the plum tree keeps off evil spirits.
Dragon Scale : This pattern is a repetition of triangles suggestive snake or dragon scales. Those creatures glow bigger by casting off their skins. Therefore, this pattern is believed to drive away evil spirits and regenerate lives.
Use it to wrap a special gift, as a funky side table covering, as a special napkin, make it into a cushion or just hang it on the wall and admire it.
Unless you choose click and collect at the checkout this print will be shipped as a Small Flat Gift Parcel A. For shipping information and prices click here.
Thinking of buying an original print priced at £100 or above*?
We are members of Own Art, a national scheme funded by Arts Council England that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary art.
Own Art allows you to spread the cost of a purchase of an original artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. With so many works of art to choose from, you could start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month.
To help explain the scheme, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions:
What can I buy?
Own Art loans are available in our gallery for the purchase of contemporary art and craft by living artists. That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
How much can I borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
How do I apply?
After you've found something in our gallery or online that you love, speak with a member of staff who can talk you through your options on 0191 2617000. You are able to pay a deposit with Own Art to lower your monthly costs although this is not necessary and the loan can cover framing if you wish. The best option is to visit the gallery if you would like to proceed with an Own Art application where a member of our team will take you through the loan application process. You will need to bring proof of ID, address and signature - a driving licence is ideal or a utility bill and credit or debit card. The application process usually takes 10-15 mins following which you'll get an instant decision so you can take the work home on the same day.
For more information visit the Own Art website.
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* £100 minimum spend can include the price of the frame.