Design. Geisha dance kimono, circa 1920–1940
Geishas wore this kind of long kimono to dance in. The water motifs echo the flowing movements of the dancer and the maple leaves refer to the Tatsuta River, where in the autumn leaves float on the water like coloured brocade.
Furoshiki 風呂敷 are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths used to wrap and to transport goods. Consideration is placed on the aesthetics of furoshiki, which may feature hemmed edges, thicker and more expensive materials, and hand-painted designs; however, furoshiki are much less formal than fukusa, and are not generally used to present formal gifts.