Japanese Furoshiki – a welcome alternative to plastics   Leave a comment

In the days before plastic bags and gift wrapping, how did people carry or wrap things?

In Japan, they used “Furoshiki” a traditional wrapping cloth first used in the Muromachi Period (1392-1573), when people spread it out in place of a bath mat or wrapped one’s clothes with it.

The multi-purpose, reusable cloth can wrap almost anything, regardless of size or shape with the trick of knowing how to fold it in the right way.

Furoshiki

The above chart shows how it can be done.

A definite must know for anyone interested in looking for alternative to hazardous & harmful plastics.

So friends, wrap your gifts the Furoshiki way and surprise the receiver.

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Posted April 1, 2009 by Rajesh_Gandhi in design, environment, loved ones, origami, plastics, recycle

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