Furoshiki
1995
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Produced by: Rueff Textildruck, Muntlix, Austria, for KunstHausWien Museum-Shop, Vienna
Hundertwasser comment about the work:
Furoshiki is a simple square cloth. It is a multipurpose wrapping and carrying item in order to wrap anything in any form and size and to carry it. A wrapping should be used very long and over and over again. When the wrapping is beautiful it also makes fun. When a wrapping can be used for different purposes, it is also practical. The multipurpose-bundle-gift-wrap is timeless, environmentally, friendly, washable and useable over and over again in contradiction to the wasting use of plastic bags and throw-away wrapping paper. The multipurpose-bundle-gift-wrap is a contribution for the avoidance of wrap garbage. It is beautiful and traditional. It is an art object. The multipurpose-bundle-gift-wrap is a stimulus for a new wrapping culture. In Japan this wrapping culture exists for centuries. The wrap-and-carry cloth is called Furoshiki. Hundertwasser, 1995 (from: Hundertwasser 1928-2000, Catalogue Raisonné, Vol. 2, Taschen, Cologne, 2002, p. 972)
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