This pretty patterned Furoshiki Cloth was created in Japan and features an original design by Yumeji Takehisa. This artist made work between 1884-1934, creating dynamic patterns with unique hues and tints, always using motifs and inspiration from the natural world. This Furoshiki features a design based on the distinctive peony flowers.
These traditional cloths are used for everything from picnics, to food shopping, wearing as an apron or gift wrapping.
Furoshiki refers to both the Japanese cloth and the art and/or technique of wrapping goods and gifts in it. Dating from circa 700BC, the technique was primarily used to wrap important goods and treasures found in Japanese temples, later being used to wrap clothing.
Over the centuries the art of Furoshiki developed to reflect Japanese culture’s reverence for nature, the environment, and its resources. Creating a beautiful, reusable, and almost infinite system for wrapping and carrying, all from one square of cloth. The magic with Furoshiki is that it can be tied to make useful bags for groceries or in multiple inventive ways to gift wrap picnics, bottles, yoga mats, boxes; the art of Furoshiki is almost endless. Its practicality is made even more attractive by the tradition of exquisite pattern design.
We stock a range of both classic and modern Furoshiki pattern design. These beautiful clothes make an exquisite gift in themselves but used to wrap a bottle of wine, plant pot or box they are a gift within a gift. We stock Furoshiki cloth made from cotton and linen, in a wide range of patterns and sizes.
“Hime Musubi” is the new type of Japanese design. MUSUBI collaborate with French designer, Adeline Klam.
Traditional Japanese motifs integrated with her unique sense of color.
Camellia is a sacred flower to announce the advent of spring.
Its flower language is “perfect beauty and virtue of modesty.”
Enjoy various looks depending on how you wrap things inside.
The camellia in red and white can be seen on turquoise color.
“Hime Musubi” is the new type of Japanese design. MUSUBI collaborate with French designer, Adeline Klam. We made a traditional motif with special unique color contrasts so that you can enjoy beautiful colors by wrapping.
This design and color fits very well with current interior and fashion styles, and also modern Japanese taste.
Adeline Klam was fascinated by Japanese Washi (traditional paper), and she has produced Yuzen paper by arranging Japanese traditional patterns to modern designs with her extraordinary color sense. She also produced and suggest handmade kits and interior objects using washi.
She opened her first shop “Adeline Klam” in Paris in 2009. People come to her store from all over Europe.
Her most well-known books are "l'origami comme par magie" and "LA BIBLE DU PAPIER".