by Lucinda Newton-Dunn
“This design is based on the Japanese tradition of origami. Continuing with the theme of folding and wrapping, this design depicts a folded piece of paper, exploring three dimensionality through line and pattern. At first glance, a quarter of folded furoshiki appears to be decorated with nothing more than bold stripes, but viewed as a whole it transforms into an intricate trompe l’oeil.”
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Contemporary designs by artists from around the world give a modern edge to the traditional furoshiki, and look stunning when worn as a scarf. Each design is hand printed onto premium cotton giving a soft feel and elegant drape, then the edges are carefully hand rolled and sewn.
Our range of handmade straps allow the furoshiki to be easily converted into a simple shoulder bag — ideal for lightweight travels, or as a quick extra bag. Straps can be bought individually, or as a set with a furoshiki. (Note: furoshiki shown is a different design)
The Japanese have been perfecting the art of wrapping furoshiki since the 17th century. Use one of the many traditional folding techniques to elegantly wrap anything from books to bottles and make any gift extra special. (Note: furoshiki shown is a different design)
Turn your furoshiki into a beautiful artwork by hanging it with our hinoki wood display pole system
Furoshiki (pronounced fu·rosh·ki) is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be used for bundling or gift-wrapping, carried as a bag or worn as a scarf. Our lighter-weight furoshiki works particularly well for delicate wrapping and softens up the more you use and wash it.
Each of our products is hand printed in Japan, using traditional printing techniques. We work closely with a great furoshiki printing company just outside of Tokyo, keeping a close dialogue with them to retain a good balance between our ideas and their invaluable knowledge.