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What is Furoshiki?

 

 

 

  

 

Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese wrapping cloth and can be used to wrap anything with Origami folding concepts. Furoshiki is composed of two words: bath (Furo) and to spread (Shiki). It is said that in the 17th century when they went to public baths, clothes were wrapped by furoshiki. They stood on the piece of cloth when they took off their clothes. 

These days, furoshiki is gaining attention as a sustainable cloth. Unlike wrapping paper, furoshiki won’t go to bin after unwrapping a gift. Instead of filling landfill with used wrapping paper, we can fill our lives with creative ideas such as a scarf, or a table runner or a tissue box cover. 

How to make Ma-musubi knot 

Ma-musubi knot is a simple knot and used for most of furoshiki wrapping process.The following pictures show you how to knot tightly. If knotting is properly done, this knot can easily untie.

 

Pictures below show how to untie a knot.