Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. They can be used in many ways: to carry and protect your bento, make an impromptu bag, or use as reusable gift wrapping. Furoshiki have been making a comeback in Japan in recent years, as they provide an elegant and eco-friendly way to accessorize or give gifts.
The Furoshiki Kiku is a traditional bento wrapping cloth with a chic Japanese chrysanthemum (kiku) pattern. In Japan, the chrysanthemum is a noble flower that has been honored since ancient times, and is often associated with immortality and longevity. The cloth is a 48 cm square and features a purple and blue colorway. The fabric has a texture that is consistent with traditional woven Japanese cloth. Each furoshiki is reversible and can be folded in various ways to expose the top or underside of the cloth.
How to wrap a bento box in a furoshiki:
Place the bento box in the middle of the furoshiki. If the box is square in shape, place it on the diagonal, so the sides are facing the corners of the cloth. Bring two opposite corners of the cloth over the box and tie securely. Then, bring the other two corners over the cloth, and tie again. You can also find instructions online
for wrapping different objects in creative
ways, such as how to wrap a wine bottle to make a handle for bringing wine to parties. See this page
for more furoshiki wrapping and tying ideas.
Measurements: 48 cm x 48 cm
Material: 100% cotton.
Made in Japan.
Machine-washable. (Use of gentle cycle with 40 degrees C / 104 degrees F max water temperature is recommended). Iron to remove wrinkles if desired.