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Furoshiki, Japanese Way of Gift Wrapping

Furoshiki, literally 'bath towel', is a Japanese wrapping cloth.

The origin of this term can be traced back to the ancient Japanese tradition of public bathhouses, where people used these folded cloths to easily transport their supplies to the bathhouse.

They would spread out the cloth on the changing room floor to stand on while dressing and undressing.


Today, furoshiki is used to wrap anything, from lunch boxes to gifts.



I have always believed beautifully wrapped gifts express the loving intent of the giver.

When you've chosen the ideal gift for someone, it deserves an equally thoughtful presentation. A beautifully wrapped gift is a gift in itself.


The art of Furoshiki is a simple, elegant and thoughtful way of wrapping.


All that's needed to wrap furoshiki is the cloth itself and the only requirement is that the cloth is square.


Choose a beautiful fabric, a towel, a piece of a curtain, a kitchen towel or any piece of cloth you have.

1. Place the gift in the center (boxed if you can).

2. Fold in the top and bottom corners.

3. Pinch the remaining outside corners in and knot on top.

4. Optional: extra decorations, a sprig of eucalyptus, a card or anything that feels festive .



1. Place the gift in the center (boxed if you can).


2. Fold in the top and bottom corners.



3. Pinch the remaining outside corners in and knot on top.



Sending you all much love in the lead up to this holiday season.

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