Furoshiki make an excellent addition to your collection. They are both beautiful and functional and can serve a variety of uses, most notably as a bag in which you may carry all of your rope and accessories (although we won’t discourage you if you decide to wear it as a superhero cape, and will instead applaud your creativity). You can see a variety of uses for them at Furoshiki.com.
For a complementary addition to your furoshiki, we also recommend one or more tenugui. They are excellent for organizing the contents of your furoshiki, as well as great for use during your rope play.
Our fabric is hand dyed by KRS and then sewn into our Shibori Furoshiki. Each one is unique; unable to be exactly recreated.
About Furoshiki, from Wikipedia:
Furoshiki (風呂敷) are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. It began to be used in the mid-Nara Era, in traditional Japanese baths (Onsen), to not mix up the clothes. So they tie their removed clothing up in Furoshiki. Over the time it began to spread and to be used by traders to protect their goods or their gifts.
Currently Furoshikis are made of different fabrics, including silk, cotton, rayon and nylon. And though this art remains popular in Japan, its use has declined due today's high demand for plastic bags.
In recent years the Japanese Environment Ministry has been organizing several campaigns to promote the use of Furoshiki again, to ensure environment protection in Japan and worldwide.
About Shibori, from Wikipedia:
Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces patterns on fabric.
In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with a shibori technique dates from the 8th century; it is among the goods donated by the Emperor Shōmu to the Tōdai-ji in Nara.
Until the 20th century, not many fabrics and dyes were in widespread use in Japan. The main fabrics were silk and hemp, and later cotton. The main dye was indigo and, to a lesser extent, madder and purple root.
Shibori and other textile arts, such as tsutsugaki, were applied to all of these fabrics and dyes.
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