Furoshikis, the best way to wrap your gifts
Furoshiki is a Japanese technique that uses fabrics to wrap and transport all kinds of objects.
The term Furoshiki means "to spread in the bathroom", a practice that has its origin in Japan. Formerly, a cloth was spread (Verb = ”Shiku”) on the bathroom floor (“Furo”), to leave the clothes on top of it and not confuse it with someone else's. Hence its name: " Furo-shiki ". Over time, it came to be used as a wrap to carry a change of clothing and toiletries.
Later, it gained importance in celebrations such as weddings, where the bride's parents used to prepare Furoshikis with drawings of cranes, fans, pine trees and waves, symbols that were considered omens of happiness and fortune.
With the rise of commerce, this technique became common, as its versatility allows it to wrap almost anything, regardless of its shape or size using techniques similar to origami.
This is an ecological alternative, since its use avoids the use of plastic bags and other similar materials to decorate gifts.
The most used fabrics for the creation of the Furoshiki are silk, cotton, rayon and nylon.
We explain several ways to apply Furoshiki in all your gifts, depending on the type of object you have.