Thursday 6 January 2011

Furoshiki - Japanese Wrapping Cloths

At the flea markets the traders arrive with piles of kimono and fabrics folded inside lovely wrapping cloths called Furoshiki. Far more environmentally responsible and frankly much nicer than a checkie or plastic bag, they also double up as a useful mat on which to display the wares. I managed to convince a couple of friendly stallholders that we needed the cloths to transport our purchases back to the car rather than take more plastic nonesense, it felt like treasure.

The antique fabric dealers have some fantastic examples of indigo wrapping cloths, I bought one and will photograph it for blogging purposes at some stage soon.