YW Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wrap – Pine & Coral
Suitable to wrap small to medium boxes and average-sized books. Made in Japan from 100% woven cotton. Dimensions: 70 cm x 70 cm (27.6 in x 27.6 in).
This gift wrap is for you if you like pretty wrapping paper but don’t like the waste it creates.
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What is a furoshiki?
A furoshiki is a square cloth that is commonly used in Japan to wrap presents. It is a way to wrap gifts without the waste of one-time-use wrapping paper. There are many ways to fold a furoshiki and some people even fold them into small carry bags.
YW Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wrap – Pine & Coral with its beautiful green and coral-coloured floral pattern is made in Kyoto, Japan, from 100% woven cotton.
It comes with a letterpress-printed historical gift register card: this card lists the fabric care instructions and provides a space to record where the furoshiki has travelled to. The card was hand-printed by Flycatcher Press in Toronto.
70 cm x 70 cm (27.6 in x 27.6 in).
This size is big enough to nicely wrap small or medium-size boxes, average-sized books and other small objects.
Fabric care instructions
Wash the furoshiki separately for the first 4 washes to avoid colour transfer to other items. After that, it can be washed with like colours. It is machine-washable in cold water not exceeding 30°C, at delicate/gentle setting, with mild detergent. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Iron at medium or high temperature. Avoid wrapping boxes with very sharp edges, as this may tear the fabric.
The box we wrapped in these pictures has the dimensions 24 cm x 17.5 cm x 4.1 cm (9.5 in x 6.9 in x 1.6 in).
Lay the furoshiki on a flat surface and place the gift box in the centre.
Take two opposite ends of the fabric into your hands…
… and start making a knot with them. The following pictures illustrate the knot being tied.
If your furoshiki now looks like this, the knot is not yet finished. Tie a firm knot to secure the first two ends of the furoshiki.
Once the knot is fully tied, it should look like this:
Grab the remaining loose ends of the furoshiki…
… and tie a knot with those ones too. This will tighten up the fabric around the box.
And you’re all done! Here’s the final result: a beautifully wrapped present for someone special.
Your present is ready for gift-giving. You can also include the historical gift register card with your gift. It lists the fabric care instructions and is a way to keep track of all the places the furoshiki travels to. Who knows – maybe it will one day return to you?
You can find more folding instructions in our Stories section.
(Photos no. 9 and 10 by Madeleine Dalkie.)