Traditionally in Japan during the Nara period (710-794) 'Furoshiki' cloth was used to wrap sacred Temple objects. It lost its relevance during the post war period as paper and plastic became more prevalent in use. But in recent years, with the adoption of more environment friendly products all over the world, it is slowly gaining popularity.
Modern day use
Rather than purchasing ziplock bags, saran wrap, disposable gift bags, or even collecting plastic bags from the supermarket, the furoshiki can play the role of all of these items, plus they’re washable, reusable, and certainly more pleasing to the eye.
They can be used to wrap bento boxes, wine bottles, a bag for shopping, a belt, a scarf, or house hold decor item.
Traditionally both the colour and the printed design on the furoshiki is meaningful, so it's important to choose the correct cloth for the occasion. The giver presents the receiver with the gift, unveils it then keeps the cloth for the next use.
So many ways to wrap!
For example the sizes of cloths that will make,
50 cm - small book
70 cm - T-shirt
90 cm - a bottle of wine
Make your own - Kogei-Furoshiki Bag!
Fabric is not printed but hand dyed in Kyoto. Fabric can be washed and detached from the handle. Patterns are designed by talented French artists. Patterns that draw are attention to our organic surroundings such as roots and clouds.
SIMPLE | FUN | VERSATILE | SUSTAINABLE
As consumers how can we decrease our carbon footprint? A good design always has sustainability and functionality as its corner stones. Kogei Gallery is proud to bring versatility into your lifestyle, and with products that are truly next-gen!
2021 Christmas Gift Wrapping
Learn how to wrap your gifts with the technique of 'Furshoshiki'. Pass on this craft to your family - and your Christmas and gift giving can be very special.
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