Furoshiki - Hana-zukushi Red
Introducing furoshiki - the original eco-conscious, reusable cloth with many uses. Used for more than 1,000 years to wrap valuables and gifts in Japan, any square piece of cloth can be used as furoshiki - but we particularly enjoy sourcing and using decorative cloths with a nice hemmed edge like the one here.
How to give a gift is just as important as choosing the right one. By wrapping an object, you are handling it with care and showing respect to the receiver. To make it memorable, the Japanese have a culture of wrapping gifts and souvenirs in furoshiki using special wrapping and tying techniques. We include basic wrapping instructions with each purchase and recommend the book Furoshiki for even more ideas.
This 100% cotton furoshiki is the largest one we have. It measures 150 cm/59.1 inches square. This size would be good for wrapping large items or using as a large shopping or shoulder bag, tapestry, or tablecloth.
The cheery patchwork design in shades of red and blue with white has traditional Japanese patterns that date back to the 8th century, are inspired by nature, and are symbolic in Japanese culture.
- chrysanthemums - longevity and rejuvenation
- cherry blossoms - life’s ephemerality, new beginnings, and abundance
- plum blossoms - resilience, overcoming hardship, vigor, renewal, and beauty
- repetitive patterns - the spots found on the back of a fawn
Made in Japan.