The Wrapping Culture
Furoshiki… is one tradition I would love to share in hope to keep this folkway alive that has more than 1,200 year old history in Japan. It was used to wrap/carry all sorts of things (e.....verything) until plastic bags and paper bags came along. But with the increased awareness of waste reduction rises Furoshiki is making a come back as an Eco-Friendly wrapping cloth. You can find and use fabric from the op-shops or cut up old sheets. A fabric that is not too thick yet strong is best. It is used as a way of supporting ecology. Because some designs are so appealing Furoshiki is also being used as scarves and hair bands.
The numerous pleasures of Furoshiki
By folding, twisting and knotting in a variety of ways, the same Furoshiki could become the ideal carrier for a watermelon, a book, bottles, gifts etc.. Enjoy the videos!! Get a Furoshiki HERE!