FUROSHIKI are square-shaped cloths used in Japan to wrap items and carry them. Being made of fabric, FUROSHIKI can be stored easily and is very light.
They can be used to wrap several small goods such as fruits together or wrap one bulky item, like a wine bottle or a large sake bottle. In addition to these advantages, FUROSHIKI can just be washed like other clothes when they get dirty.
Kawamanu Furoshiki are made from 100% cotton and hand-dyed using the “chusen” technique.The “Chusen” dyeing technique pours dye onto cloth so that it is seeped all the way through.It is Japan’s unique technique, established and spread in the Meiji Period.
Since each strand of cotton is dyed all the way through, the finished cloth does not harden, achieving excellent absorbency and quick-drying property.
The resulting patterns have no front or back, making the cloth reversible. This technique is a manual process, handled by craftsmen. Weather and humidity in the air affects the finish.
Years of experience allow craftsmen to adjust dyes and the thickness of starchy paste according to the day’s temperature and weather.
The result is individually unique pieces of cloth, presenting a look and feel that could only be achieved with delicate craftsmanship in harmony with nature.
The longer you use the cloths, the softer its texture becomes, and the more settled all the dyed colors start to look. Similarly to denim, these cloths can be molded into your lifestyle.
MATERIALS & CARE
Size: 105 x 105 cm (approx. 41 x 41 in.)
Hand wash in plenty of cold water (only mild detergent )
Hang up to dry (avoid direct sunlight)
Made in Japan of 100% cotton