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Furoshiki Tying Instructions

Furoshiki: A traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport clothes or other goods and to wrap gifts.
History: although possibly dating back as far as the Nara period, the name furoshiki, meaning "bath spread", derives from the Edo period practice of using these cloths to contain bundled clothes while at the sento (public baths). Before becoming associated with public baths, the furoshiki was known as hirazutsumi (flat folded bundle). Eventually, the furoshiki's usage extended to serve as a means for merchants to transport their wares and as a wrapper to protect and decorate a gift. Nowadays it is still used for that and often used tied into a stylish bag, with various clever ways of tying it into different bag styles. Smaller ones are often used to wrap gifts

Below are some pictures showing examples of tied furoshiki plus some bottle wrapping instructions and a link at the bottom of this page to a very good youtube video clip with tying instructions. If you search "tying furoshiki" or "furoshiki instructions", in Google Images, you will find lots of links to tying diagrams and if you search the same in YouTube, you will find several helpful video instructions.

3 bags.

Another bag.

Gift wrapping.

Wrapping golf clubs.

Cover a bowl.

Decorated plant pot.

Bottle wrapping.

More gift wrapping.

Another handbag.

Wrapping 2 bottles.


There is a YouTube video with excellent instructions on how to tie furoshiki HERE


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