Soft shades of blue and lavendar make a restful home for this charming bird. The textile measures 57 x 57 inches, a square shape which makes us believe it was a furoshiki, or Japanese wrapping cloth. It is a medium=weight cotton fabric, two panels sewn together. There is a one-inch tear near one edge and light staining in a few areas, and a few very small holes.
The bird and flute were dyed onto the base cloth using a dyeing technique called tsutsugaki. There is also a crest stencilled onto the fabric.