Example of a modern furoshiki. Example of a modern furoshiki.

Furoshiki (風呂敷) represent a form of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. They may be made of various materials, including silk, cotton, or synthetics. They may be decorated with printed designs or embroidery. They vary in size from that of a handkerchief to that of a large bed-spread. Their popularity in modern Japan decreased after the Second World War, but recent initiatives try to revitalise this old tradition.

Unlike the fukusa, the furoshiki is tied over the object, and not draped.

See also the Korean pojagi.


Digital source of illustration (retrieved 10 September 2016)


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