Textile designer Masaru Suzuki’s Water Bird furoshiki is one of the most versatile Musubi wrapping cloths we have come across. Double-sided to offer a vivid green design of a plump bird bobbing on blue waves on one side, and a soft paler version on the other, it’s large enough to fashion in bags, spread out as a tablecloth, or be used as a wall hanging.
Masaru is a master of colour and cleverly uses the faded appearance of dyes on the reverse side of the fabric to enhance his playful design. On one side of the Water Bird, his green rectangular bird is the center of attention, layered atop navy blue and turquoise waves in the distance. On the other side, the same rolling waves become the main feature, with the bird faded in the background. We love the different hues for different moods.
Musubi, a Kyoto-based furoshiki-maker and purveyor, collaborates with numerous designers and illustrators to produce an eclectic range of vibrant patterns and styles — from traditional to geometrically modern. Every design takes into consideration types of fabric and printing processes and is carefully matched with the ideal maker.
Masaru Suzuki is renowned for his playful nature-inspired graphic creations, often screen-printing layers of colors in bold combinations. He established his own fabric line OTTAIPNU in 2005, collaborates with numerous Japanese brands, and has been a designer for the Finnish brand Marimekko since 2010.
Design: Masaru Suzuki Size: 100 x 100 cm (can be fashioned into a bag) Material: 100% cotton Made in Japan