Traditionally in Japan during the Nara period (710-794) ‘Furoshiki’ cloth was used to wrap sacred Temple objects. It lost its relevance during the post-war period as paper and plastic became more prevalent in use. But in recent years, with the adoption of more environment friendly Home decor items all over the world, it is slowly gaining popularity.
Rather than purchasing ziplock bags, saran wrap, disposable gift bags, or even collecting plastic bags from the supermarket, the furoshiki can play the role of all of these items, plus they’re washable, reusable, and certainly more pleasing to the eye. Home decor items
They can be used to wrap bento boxes, wine bottles, a bag for shopping, a belt, a scarf, or house hold decor item.
Traditionally both the color and the printed design on the furoshiki is meaningful, so it’s important to choose the correct cloth for the occasion. The giver presents the receiver with the gift, unveils it then keeps the cloth for the next use.
Fabric may not print but hand-dyed in Kyoto. Fabric can wash and detached from the handle. Patterns are designed by talented French artists. Patterns that draw our attention to our organic surroundings such as roots and clouds. Best modern accessories
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2021 Christmas Gift Wrapping
Learn how to wrap your gifts with the technique of ‘Furshoshiki’. Pass on this Home decor items to your family – and your Christmas and gift giving can be very special.