Let's get a little furo-chic this morning by taking a look at the Japanese furoshiki.
Essentially a square of fabric used to wrap... well, just about anything! The possibilities seem almost limitless. But could we expect anything less from the country that brought us origami?
|Ministry of the Environment, Japan|
The furoshiki has been around for a long time (a long long time, to be exact!). But the name has been around since the Edo Era, when the cloths were used to transport clothes and supplies to the local bath house (sento) for your nightly soak. Furo meaning bath. Shiki meaning spread. But now furoshiki are used for bundling up so much more than clothes!
Elegant when used as wrapping. Perfect for securing your lunch. And of course, clever when disguised as a bag!