A new furoshiki featuring a mischievous cat named Tama who loves heading out on her own and discovering new places. Tama is a very common name for kitties in Japan. Here, while daydreaming among the Japanese irises, she suddenly realizes she's not alone!
Tama seems to have an eye for beauty, because each 'Tama' motif is a celebration of beautiful, traditional Japanese landscapes and customs.
Just under 20" square (50cm) and 100% cotton. New, not vintage.
Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, used even today when presenting gifts! And yes, the recipient keeps the furoshiki.
These days - with recycling and "repurposed" accessories trending everywhere, "green" buyers can quickly convert a furoshiki into a handy tote to use at the grocery, at school or anywhere you need to carry things neatly. No handle needed! Check out the samples in the photos or visit the blog in the caption for more wrapping ideas. Great for home decor, table covers, or quilting projects, too.
By the way, furoshiki comes from furo, which means bath in Japanese and shiki, which is something that is spread on the ground. Long ago, furoshiki were used to carry clothes to and from the public bath and were spread on the bath house floor to stand on while changing.