Tortoiseshell Crest Furoshiki
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.
Wrapping a gift in a furoshiki not only makes for a special presentation - it also doubles as part of the present! Furoshiki can be used again and again, not only to wrap items but as bags, scarves, wall hangings, handkerchiefs, bandanas, napkins, table settings - and more.
This 100% furoshiki features a hexagonal tortoiseshell pattern that has been popular in Japan since ancient times. The tortoise or turtle, well-known as a symbol of a long life and often featured in traditional wedding ceremonies, symbolizes ‘eternal prosperity’. In this furoshiki, various traditional crests are arranged in the center of the hexagonal tortoiseshell pattern in vibrant gold against a deep royal blue.
This 100% cotton furoshiki measures 70cm / 27.6 inches square. This is the most widely used size and can be used for wrapping lunchboxes, gift boxes, or a single wine bottle.
Made in Japan.