The dramatic graphic pattern that is stenciled onto the textile is called Noshi-Moyo (Noshi-pattern). The name derives from the word Noshi-Awabi, which refers to bundled pieces of dried abalone. It was expensive delicacies even then, which were accompanied by other gifts to express respect. The first record of the tradition is found in a book, "Nihon-Shoki," from 720 AD. Eventually, the shape of the Noshi-awabi was incorporated into patterns. It came to be used as a symbol for celebration. It further developed and was simplified into an elegant, small, folding piece of red and white paper glued onto a wrapped gift, a practice that is still observed to this day.
This Furoshiki has a spectacular representation of a Noshi-Awabi that spans over the majority of the large textile. Its legs are full of energy bursting in different directions and coming together at the center of the bundle. The color that developed on this Furoshiki is astounding. It would look grand hung up against a white wall.