This brightly patterned Furoshiki Cloth was created in Japan and features an original design by Yumeji Takehisa. This Furoshiki features a unique hummingbird design, 'Hime Musubi.' This is a new design where MUSUBI collaborated with French designer, Adeline Klam. Here traditional Japanese motifs came together with a unique sense of color. This style is also waterproof making it ideal for picnics, games and outdoor fun.
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 collaborated with French designer, Adeline Klam. Traditional Japanese motifs integrated with her unique sense of color.
Hummingbird “Kurikindi, the golden hummingbird”, a story from South America, inspires people all over the world and makes us realize that our small individual efforts can lead us all to a brighter future.
Very lightweight fabric with a water-repellent coating. It does not wrinkle nor dirty easily. This easy care fabric is very handy. It will protect your important bags and luggage from sudden rain.
By using polyester fibers, such as discarded uniforms for fabric, 55% of the total was turned into recycled polyester.
Despite this, the durability of our water repellent coating is as strong as previous products.
If the water repellent effect weakens, simply apply an iron (medium temperature) to slightly regain water repellent efficiency.
Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai produce stencil dyeing CHUSEN, a kind of printed dyed cloth. They made a presentation of this work at several exhibitions.