Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. The name furoshiki means “bath spread”, as in the 1600s they were used to bundle clothes while visiting public bath houses. Eventually, the furoshiki became popular for merchants to transport their wares or to protect and decorate a gift.In Japan, it is considered impolite to offer a gift directly by hand so the furoshiki serves a useful purpose in an attractive manner.  – Dharma Trading

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3 Responses to “Furoshiki”

  1. Mich Says:

    Furoshiki are such a neat idea! I’ve posted some ways I use my furoshiki as reusable gift wrap and to make different styles of bag at http://myfuroshiki.blogspot.com/p/myfuroshiki-makes.html Happy eco wrapping!

  2. hutteau Says:

    j aime furoshiki.

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