Saturday, March 14, 2009

Furoshiki - the Art of Wrapping

Furoshiki (風呂敷, furoshiki) is a Japanese traditional wrapping cloth. It is simply a square piece of cloth that can be tied in many ways, depending on what you are wrapping. Not only is it beautiful it has all the buzz words of today, it can be re-used, recycled, made out of recycled fabric and it reduces all need for wrapping paper!

There are several places you can buy the square fabric online, most of which are now made from recycled PET bottles or you can make your own. Dig into the remnant box at your local fabric shop.

Find out more on infomapjapan and wikihow
Even the Japanese Government has issued a guide on how to use Furoshiki.

1 comment:

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

Beautiful! I'd love to give this a try sometime.


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