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Furoshiki Gift Wrapping

Furoshiki Gift Wrapping

        What is Furoshiki?

Furoshiki is a square piece of cloth or fabric used for gift wrapping, transporting items, fashion, and home decor. The word refers both to the craft and to the cloth itself, which usually has an elegant, decorative design. Furoshiki has become increasingly popular with cultures around the world as it has transformed the art of gift-giving.

        Little History Lesson:

Furoshiki originated in Japan around 710 B.C. during the Nara period. During this time, 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.

        Shopping List:

Fabric or a Tea Towel and Some Dried Florals or Tree Branches.

Both of these are available in the shop.....click HERE!

         

        How To: 

         

            This You TUBE from Pointful things was fun to watch and peaceful.

                                                CLICK HERE + ENJOY!!

                                                               XOXO,

                                                                Kristin

 

 

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