The Art of Furoshiki
A Simple Craft in Silk Gift Wrapping
Furoshiki is a square cloth used to carry your belongings or to make beautifully wrapped presents. The process of wrapping with Furoshiki cloth originated in the Nara Period (710 B.C) of Japan as a way to wrap valuable objects that were found in temples. It later developed as a way to wrap clothing and carry belongings. Because of the sustainable and versatile nature of Furoshiki wrapping it is still a popular practice today. By replacing paper wrapping and plastic bags with reusable cloth or silk you are giving a little gift to the earth as well as to your loved ones!
Furoshiki Playsilk Wrapping Steps
Begin with your Playsilk in a diamond shape. Place your gift in the center of the Playsilk. Tie the left and right corners of the Playsilk in the middle of your gift.
Repeat this process for the top and bottom sides, tying them in the middle of the gift.
Take the four ends of Playsilk and tuck them underneath the knot. You may choose to add greenery as well for a final touch!
May your holiday season be a celebration of your loved ones and the world around us.
Sarah & Madlyn