FUROSHIKI Wrapping Fabric: 18.89 inches (48cm) 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 UME and MATSUTAKE. UME means plum in Japanese. Plum is a special auspicious flower in Japan because it is said that it is the first to bloom among all spring flowers. MATSU is pine tree and TAKE is bamboo in Japanese. This lozenge pattern is called MATSUKAWABISHI because it represents a break in the bark of a pine tree.