Furoshiki

Modern furoshiki is popular as an ecologically friendly alternative to wrapping paper.
Two homemade bento boxes with furoshiki wrappings.


Furoshiki (風呂敷) are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths traditionally used to wrap and/or to transport goods. Unlike tenugui, greater consideration is placed on the aesthetics of furoshiki, which may feature hemmed edges, thicker and more expensive materials, and hand-painted designs. While they come in a variety of sizes, they are typically square. Traditional materials include silk or cotton, but modern furoshiki are available in synthetic materials like rayon, nylon, or polyester. [1]