The Extra Large 104cm Kata Kata Furoshiki I Swimming Sea Otters:
This amazing furoshiki design perfectly captures the adorable nature of playful sea otters! The design is very creative, featuring lots of detail - see what you can find!
We think it is absolutely perfect for a playroom, or any room as a wall-hanging. It's cheerful, colourful nature will enhance any corner of your home.
As a playmat it's brilliant - the underwater scene can create all sorts of imaginative play!
But not only does it make a gorgeous wall-hanging and playmat, it can be folded and tied in all sorts of imaginative ways to create furoshiki bags and gift-wrapping.
The wrap-around sleeve that the furoshiki is packaged in is very nicely designed too, making a wonderful gift.
Every order receives a furoshiki booklet that offers clear diagrams to show how to make several styles of furoshiki bag.
Take a look at our Furoshiki Tutorials here to see lots of videos, helpful diagrams and ideas for how to wrap furoshiki. It's easier than you think!
*The wall-hanger isn't included with the furoshiki but it's available to buy here instore! (UK mainland only).
Who are Kata Kata?
Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai produce this traditional Japanese stencil dyeing chusen, which is a printed, dyed cloth.
Katazome is a kind of dye blocking method which uses a starch resist.
The design is drawn onto Japanese shibugami (paper which is covered in persimmon tannin), and then areas for colour are cut out.
The paper stencil is laid onto silk gauze and lacquered to create a long-lasting reusable design.
A starch resist paste is made from pounded rice flour and rice bran. It is pasted through the stencil and onto the cotton with a wooden scraper, in order to act as a colour-blocker.
After the paste has dried, the first dye colour is applied. The resist paste is then rinsed away and the fabric steamed to fix the dye.
This process is repeated until the gorgeous furoshiki is completed!
You can read a fantastic blog by hellogoodmorning! about Kata Kata here. The article includes short videos of the creative process and it's fascinating!
You can follow Kata Kata on Instagram @katakata.jp
104cm Kata Kata Furoshiki | Swimming Sea Otters
- Dimensions : 104 x 104 cm (40.9″ x 40.9″).
- Weight : 188 g.
- Material : 100% cotton.
- Made in Japan.