The Isa monyo Research Institute was founded by the late Kunio Isa. From the showa period 20’s, a number of patterns and designs have been recreated using traditional techniques. This item uses special reversible processing. Two side is the same pattern but different color. These patterns have a delicate charm in a modern design.
- Dimensions : 48 x 48 cm for gift wrapping and lunch boxes (18.9″ x 18.9″), 104 x 104 cm for bags etc (40.9″ x 40.9″).
- Material : 100% cotton.
- Made in Japan.
Traditionally in Japan gifts are wrapped with a seasonal design of furoshiki, which imply that your gift is handled importantly. Nowadays, furoshiki are used in many different ways including carrying items and as accessories. Click here for a guide on how to use furoshiki. Traditionally furoshiki are made with cotton or silk, all the range on Sakura Trading is made from one of these.
The name “MUSUBI” comes from “born(生す/musu)” and “beauty(美/bi)” in Japanese. Additionally, “MUSUBI” means “a knot” and “to tie”. The brand is a modern offshoot of Yamada sen-i, which has made furoshiki since 1937 using various dying and weaving techniques such as double-sided dying.