12 Ways of Using Furoshiki Gift WrapKatachiware Japanese Style Tableware
Furoshiki Gift Wrap originated in Japan around 710 B.C. during the Nara period. During this time, the cloth that an object was wrapped in was referred to as Tsutsumi, meaning “package” or “present.” It was primarily used to wrap important goods and treasures found in Japanese temples. During the Heian period, which lasted from 794 to 1185, the cloth was called Koromo Utsumi, and it was mostly used to wrap clothing.
Today Furoshiki is used for many purposes including gift wrapping. What better way to welcome in the holiday season than with a hand-wrapped gift? It’s easy to see why we’re foregoing the gift wrap this year and opting for an eco-friendly alternative when the wrapping on the outside is equally as considerate as the gift on the inside. Furoshiki, a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth and a method of gift wrapping, dates back to the Nara period and was first used to secure valuable things.
We’re showing you twelve furoshiki techniques you can utilise this Christmas and beyond.
12 Ways of Using Furoshiki Gift Wrap
Since the 8th century, beautiful, exquisite fabric has been used to carry objects and wrap gifts in Japanese art and culture. This custom, known as furoshiki, elevates the art of gift-giving to a new level of personalisation and significance. Since then, gift-givers all around the world have embraced the furoshiki technique for its adaptability and environmentally friendly approach.
Use surplus fabric to make a one-of-a-kind, tastefully wrapped gift this holiday season.