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FUROSHIKI Wrapping Fabric - TSURU

FUROSHIKI Wrapping Fabric: 19.68 inches (50cm) square, Cotton, Made in Kyoto, Japan

This FUROSHIKI wrapping fabric is suitable to wrap Japanese tea and snacks or candy to create a special gift for any occasion. It is of course reusable and perfect for wrapping anything from a gift to a Bento lunch box. It can also be used as a decorative wall hanging, table cloth, scarf, and so on. It depends on your idea.

FUROSHIKI is very useful fabric which has traditionally been used for wrapping since ancient times until modern times in Japan. It was not only useful but also special because wrapping anything was thought to remove negative vibes. Even today special gifts are wrapped in FUROSHIKI.

This design is in the motif of TSURU which means crane in Japanese. TSURU crane painting is the traditional auspicious composition symbolizing longevity, which has also been featured on many pieces by famous historical schools such as RINPA, KANO, and so on. This FUROSHIKI Wrapping Fabric is based on the historical famous RINPA painting, yet it has been uniquely redesigned with a modern style.

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Wrapping Instruction

There are many traditional wrapping methods. We introduce the most useful 4 or 5 methods. Please find below reference pictures on the left side photo gallery.

A: This is simple wrapping method called HIRA wrapping, meaning "flat" in Japanese.
B: The most basic wrapping methods are called OTSUKAI wrapping and KAKUSHI wrapping, which are respectively called "gift" and "hiding" in Japanese. These methods are suitable for wrapping square boxes. KAKUSHI wrapping is hiding the knot.
C: This method is useful to wrap spindly items like a small bottle or our 100g tea package. This is called BIN wrapping, meaning "bottle."
D: This method is useful to wrap round items or a few small items together, such as our snacks and candy. This is called SUIKA wrapping, meaning "watermelon."

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To prevent loss of color, we recommend dry-cleaning or hand-washing by water NOT washing by detergent if stained.

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