This square linen wrapping cloth was individually hand dyed in Tokyo, Japan by Hagiwara Ichizo of Saratetsu. Saratetsu is a third-geneneration family-owned company that has been in existence since 1910. Remarkably, Saratetsu is the only company in Tokyo specialized in wrapping cloth to still utilize the time-consuming, traditional method of yuzen dyeing. Yuzen is a dyeing method that uses traditional rice husk resist.
This fern pattern was revived from a collection of vintage stencils that was found in Saratetsu’s extensive library of designs. Saratetsu and KotoKoto are proud to revive this beautiful fern pattern, symbolic of a long life and family prosperity. The natural linen-colored ferns seem to tremble on a background of traditional indigo blue while the reverse side is the color of green tea. The skillfully finished edges allow this cloth to be used for wrapping a treasured object, topping a small table, or even draping over the shoulder as a distinctive scarf.