Furoshiki are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, perfect for wrapping gifts and giving them them that extra special touch. Another benefit of Furoshiki is that they are environmentally friendly, you can reuse them over and over, and some people even use them as wall hangings or tablemats.
Wide range of fabrics available for gift wrapping, Furoshiki are available in three standard sizes, or can be made to order, Furoshiki look amazing as a way to wrap a special bottle of wine as a gift for someone.
The origins of this ‘wrapping cloth’dates back many centuries to the Nara period in Japan. It was originally used to hold a person’s clothing at the public bath houses then a part of everyday Japanese life.Later they were used by Merchants for transporting their goods and,more recently to protect and wrap a gift
Furoshiki today are manufactured from a variety of fabrics such as silk,cotton, nylon and rayon.The range of designs and colours is enormous and can be traditional,modern or abstract depending on the whim of the designer and/or the intended purpose of the fabric
Following World War 2, the use of the Furoshiki declined as plastic western style shopping bags gained popularity.However,as they are recyclable there has been a resurgence in popularity in recent times due to environmental concerns
The uses for Furoshiki are many and varied-Gift wrapping (as part of the present) table and placemats,ladies scarves are but a few. Their use also depends on the size,the most popular being 45 and 70cm square
The Furoshiki I produce are nearly always pure cotton for it’s quality,durability and easy care.