Furoshiki (pronounced fu-ro-shki) is a unique yet quintessential Japanese wrapping cloth. The beauty of the furoshiki is in its versatility...use it to gift wrap a present, carry bottles of wine to a dinner party, tie it into a handbag or wear it a scarf...one simple and beautiful piece of cloth, and the list is endless. You decide! Want to learn how to tie furoshiki? Watch HERE
Hand silk screen printed onto silk cotton at a small factory, just outside of Tokyo, Japan.
Designed by British designer Lucinda Newton-Dunn for Link Collective.
This design is based on the Japanese tradition of origami. Continuing with the theme of folding and wrapping, this design depicting a folded piece of paper, explores 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 and three-dimensional trompe l’oeil.