Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HOW TO: Furoshiki

Back in the day, when plastic and paper weren't available for wrapping or handling tools, Japanese used a cloth called Furoshiki.
Dating probably from the 14th century, Furoshiki is used to wrap gifts or to carry groceries of different weight or shape.

In 2006 the Japanese Minister of Environment Yuriko Koike called the international community to use the cloth instead of paper and plastic bags to preserve the natural resources.

Here some ways to do the wrapping magic...

If you don't have a square cloth and want to purchase a Japanese one... go over to :

KIREE (german shop) or JAPONMANIA (french shop)

Using Furoshiki will not only prevent waste but is also a nice and unusual way to decorate gifts...
Try it!!


  1. That is so cool! I'd love to be able to do all that. Its chic and eco-friendly!

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