Furoshiki is a way of using cloth to wrap presents or to make a bag to carry things in. The Furoshiki is generally a square piece of cloth used to wrap things up and carry them. (I believe the word Furoshiki refers to both the square cloth and the style of wrapping things.)
Furoshiki goes back to the 8th century. Yet it has very modern implications in terms of going green.
This video below shows how to wrap presents using Furoshiki. What’s great is that it’s reusable and you avoid using all that wrapping paper that gets thrown out.
This video below shows someone making bags and other carrying devices out of cloth using Furoshiki. What’s great is that it’s reusable and helps you avoid using plastic bags.
Below you can find a chart for showing Common Furoshiki Folding Patterns.
Many thanks to Linda Austin of Cherry Blossom Memories for pointing this out!
See, how easy it is to Go Green!
Photo: Katorisi for Wikipedia
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