• Japanese Furoshiki: An eco-friendly alternative to paper gift wrapping

    7 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Whether you want to package up tiny jewel boxes, bottles of fizz, or magazine-shaped Christmas gifts, you can easily master this folded-cloth technique to wrap and carry anything beautifully. Words and Photos: Julie Legg Furoshiki is the ancient Japanese art of wrapping fabric and tying it different ways to present and carry a gift: no paper, no sticky tape, no ribbon and no waste. A piece of fabric is simply folded around the package and can be adapted for just about any wrapping purpose. Not only does the giver have the joy of presenting an eco-friendly cloth wrap, the recipient has the...
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