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Akazuki offers you a wide range of furoshikis, the traditional Japanese cloth . You can use it for creating different objects such as bags. Imagination is usually their only limit of use.
Our furoshikis are made in Kyoto and their quality is indisputable. With traditional or more modern patterns, in cotton or polyester, our range will please everyone.
What is a furoshiki?
Japanese furoshiki are a type of traditional cloth that can be used for a variety of purposes, from wrapping gifts to carrying groceries. Unlike Western wrapping paper, which is designed to be thrown away after a single use, Japanese furoshiki are meant to be reused over and over again. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Japanese furoshiki are also incredibly versatile. They can be tied in a variety of ways to create different shapes and sizes, making them ideal for a wide range of uses. Best of all, Japanese furoshiki are available in a wide variety of beautiful designs, so you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your needs.
The History of Japanese Furoshikis
It’s not quite known when Japanese Furoshikis first made an appearance in Japan. Furoshikis can date back to the Nara period. They were very prevalent during the Edo period when used to wrap clothing while using public baths. This practice would expand to merchants when they began to use them.They were using for storing and protecting their goods for travel and some even using them as fancy gift wrapping for gifts.
There had even been a soldier in World War II who was using a furoshiki to draw a detailed map.
Modern Use and Design of Japanese Furoshikis
Today, Japanese Furoshikis come with a variety of different cloths, silk, cotton, and nylon to name a few. These cloths are traditionally decorated with traditional designs and symbols or by shibori which is a Japanese dyeing technique. Additionally, Furoshikis don’t necessarily come in one size. Some are smaller like hand cloths while others can be made as large as a bedsheet.
Nowadays, Japanese Furoshikis are still popular in our modern times. Their use has unfortunately seen a decline in exchange for more modern conveniences like plastic bags or backpacks. Japanese still use the Japanese Furoshikis for wrapping bentos, or even as a table cloth or picnic blanket.
How to Tie a Japanese Furoshiki
Tieing a Furoshiki is fairly simple considering all you need is the cloth itself to begin. While Furoshikis come in various sizes, the important factor is that the cloth is in a square shape. To begin, fold two corners, one over the other wrapping your gift. Grab the remaining corners and tie them into a simple knot.