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The History of Furoshiki

Updated: Feb 16

Good news! If you’ve been looking for sustainable wrapping paper alternatives, you’ve just found it – and the genius method goes by the name of Furoshiki.

The meaning of Furoshiki

The heaven-sent, sustainable wrapping practice that all the save-the-planeters are campaigning for is a combination of two Japanese words – “furo” meaning bath, and “shiki” meaning to spread.

The history of Furoshiki

The beautifully artistic and wonderfully ecological use of Furoshiki first emerged in the Nara period<