Perfect size for wrapping lunch boxes or mason jars. Also great for decorating walls in small spaces such as bathrooms and hallways.
【The story of Owls】
The owl, often regarded as the philosopher of the forest, is depicted in this artwork. It portrays a parent owl attentively watching over its owlet, surrounded by companions from the forest. The arrangement of trees, encircling the owl parent and child, introduces a transformative element when embraced. In Japan, owls are associated with auspicious meanings, as their name can be written with characters like '福来朗' or '不苦労,' signifying a bird of good fortune."
Furoshiki is a square piece of cloth or fabric traditionally used to wrap and or to transport items for over a thousand years in Japan. The first furoshiki was used during the Nara period (AD 710 to 794). While the name has changed, the form has been handed down without much change. It is a traditional Japanese cultural item created by the thoughtful wisdom of the Japanese people.
Furoshiki usage declined in the post-war period, in large part due to the proliferation of paper and plastic bags available to shoppers. In recent years, however, it has seen a renewed interest as environmental protection has become a greater concern.
Nowadays, Furoshiki is used in many different ways. You can wrap and tie each corner to suit the size and shape of the contents within. In this way, it is very useful to carry items. It also has become increasingly popular for gift wrapping.
It is light, compact, washable and reusable. It can be used in so many ways!!
We can’t wait to share all our ideas of how to use them with you. Furoshiki will become a MUST have in your sustainable living lifestyle.
Made by Yamada-Sen-i
Yamada sen-i Co. was founded in 1937 as a manufacturer of Furoshiki. The company has produced hundreds of different Furoshiki using various dying and weaving techniques and has been focusing on promoting the use of Furoshiki in everyday life.
The name of its Furoshiki brand “MUSUBI” comes from “born(生す/musu)” and “beauty(美/bi)” in Japanese. Additionally, “MUSUBI” means “a knot” and “to tie” MUSUBI produce and sell hundreds of different Furoshiki using various dying and weaving techniques such as double-sided dying.
Designed by Kata kata
The two artists of Kata Kata practice Kataezome, a traditional Japanese dyeing method, to dye fabrics and paper. They create items such as hand towels and picture postcards. From design to dyeing, they undertake numerous manual processes, and their work is characterized by the warmth of handmade craftsmanship.