It seems the classical way of wrapping with square cloths, called  furoshiki,  has been a noteworthy, recent trend, and rightfully so.  Wrapping with reusable and artfully printed fabrics is an environmentally-friendly custom, which has finally come to the west after centuries of use in Japan.

The appreciation I have for all sorts of Japanese textiles led me to this site, Ziguzagu,(Japanese for “zigzag” ) a store in Melbourne.

Check out  their library; I was happy to see I own several of the books listed.

And  check out their assortment of other textiles, like these shibori scarves.

Anyone heading to Melbourne soon?

That’s next on my list…

Coming soon to our sister store  PaperNado– hand-printed furoshiki & tenugui; please inquire at Paper Connection. Great last minute holiday wrap and present in one!

Large Furoshiki with Japanese lantern.

Tenugui with Camelias and Snow.

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