Furoshiki


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Furoshiki is a Japanese custom, also called tsutsumi, that uses paper and large pieces of cloth to wrap gifts, presents and packages.

               Japanese Gift-wrapping and Furoshiki http://relache.hubpages.com/hub/art-of-japanese-gift-wrap

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imagehttp://greenupgrader.com/867/our-mottainai-furoshiki-video-turn-a-shawl-into-a-bag/

082806furoshiki.jpghttp://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/how-to/how-tobe-a-furoshiki-expert-011994

More Images and Sites  http://www.google.com/search?q=fudoshiki+images&hl=en&nord=1&site=webhp&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=UnjRTrfpHYXisQLm4dnMDg&sqi=2&ved=0CB8QsAQ&biw=1600&bih=775#hl=en&nord=1&site=w

Image of Red Wolf Lunch Wrap Set (+ Napkin) http://www.luluwraps.com/

Instructional Videos for Clothe Furoshiki

Folded Flat Furoshiki http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jgzst1SSdE

How to Tie a Furoshiki for a box( the video is in Japanese, but the directions are still easy to follow.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q41yzi8HZv0

Fudoshiki Wrapping Techniques http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQof_-tUNtY

Fudoshiki 1 Basic Knot and Wrapping http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F74Dwe2BDFw&feature=related

Fudoshiki – Reusable Grocery Bag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcqeeUur50k

Fudoshiki Purse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPNr3ADd2uA

Fudoshiki Purse 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8eYi8lLYyU

Related Links:

Inner Pacific: Fabulous Furoshiki  http://innerpacific.com/?p=810

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6 thoughts on “Furoshiki

  1. Just wanted to offer our website as a how-to resource, not to mention the furoshiki available for purchase there! We are two sisters in Portland, Oregon, making handmade furoshiki of all sorts of sustainable fabrics: vintage sari silk, organic cotton, hemp and silk, designer remnants, etc. Please come over and have a look: http://www.luluwraps.com.

  2. Nice. I grew up knowing about furoshki. My mother was born and grew up in Japan (missionary parents) We use Furoshiki not only as gift wrap but as tote bags. They also come in handy for wraping delicate items in a suitcase or drawer.

  3. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the post. I first learned about Furoshiki when I lived in Japan years ago. As you said, it is not only a wonderful way to wrap gifts, but has so many other uses. I plan to make several tote bags for the spring out them.

    Since it is the holiday season, I would also like to wish you Happy Holidays and may you have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

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