Made out of luxurious fabrics using handcrafting techniques dating back hundreds of years, enjoy this series of traditional furoshiki that can only be found in Japan.
The Chirimen Silk Furoshiki | Butterflies amongst Ivy is a premium furoshiki from the esteemed Japanese maker, Yamada Seni. On a cloudy, creamy background, lightly faded green ivy leaves hang softly across the furoshiki, with two orange butterflies floating in the corner. Exquisite layers of shadowing give the furoshiki a distinctive character inspired by traditional Japanese nature aesthetics.
This furoshiki is made out of pure silk crepe that has been woven on a loom using the chirimen (縮緬) technique, a form of textile made out of flat-woven silk. The labor intensive process produces a unique texture and feel, whilst maintaining the luxurious softness silk is famed for.
Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths (Wikipedia
). They can be used as an impromptu bag, for wrapping things for storage, as eco-friendly reusable gift wrapping, and more! Furoshiki have been making a comeback in Japan in recent years, as a beautiful and "green" way of gift giving and beautifying one's daily life. We've got more design in our furoshiki collection available right here
, and even a useful DVD
teaching you how to get the best of this bento boxes best friend.
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.
Dimensions: 68 x 68 cm
Material: 100% silk crepe
Made in Japan
This furoshiki is made of silk crape. It is machine-washable, however in order to stabilize the colors, we recommend dry cleaning first. Due to the fragile nature of pure silk, please handle this furoshiki carefully.