Made by Miyamoto Co. Ltd. which was founded in 1949, our Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths that are generally used for carrying items, and wrapping goods or presents. The added advantage is that you can also wrap your Furoshiki into a bag by using our Furoshiki rings.
Because it's often used as gift wrapping, or for carrying around larger, bulkier items - that people may see - the aesthetics of a Furoshiki are a little more considered than a Tenugui. Furoshiki can be made from more expensive materials such as silk, and often feature beautiful and elaborate hand-painted designs.
The edges of a Furoshiki cloth, unlike a Tenugui, are typically hemmed to prevent fraying. This stitching is not just for show, it’s also because in its regular daily use, the Furoshiki may be exposed to rougher settings. A Furoshiki is used for things like carrying books or protecting a tall glass sake bottle on its journey to a picnic in the park. The Furoshiki was originally used in Onsen culture, so to successfully transport larger items like clothes and washing products, the size of the Furoshiki has become a little larger too.