Eco-Friendly Ways to Wrap Your Gifts
Let's learn some gift wrapping techniques using eco-friendly materials, Furoshiki. Furoshiki fabric gift wrapping has been popular in Japan for hundreds of years. Furoshiki has been largely used to wrap gift items in order to protect the gift inside as well as to create beautiful presentations. Today, eco-friendly aspect of the Furoshiki fabric has gained more spotlight both in Japan and internationally. There are many fashionable and stylish designs available for attracting younger generations.
In this lesson, you'll learn the basic styles of Furoshiki gift wrapping for various items including books, wine bottles and boxes. And remember, furoshiki itself will be an added gift too!
What is Furoshiki?
Furoshiki is an eco-friendly wrapping cloth, originally used for storing national treasures during the Nara period (710 - 794). It became extensively popular during the Muromachi period (1336 - 1573) and it was used to wrap clothes and toiletries when going to hot springs, carrying various items, transporting merchandise and wrapping gifts for weddings and other occasions.
Total 10 Lessons (About 26 Minutes)
This is the end of this week's lesson. How did you do? Next week, you'll learn how to gift wrap fresh flowers into beautiful presentations!
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Hello, I'm Shiho.
For years, I provided gift wrapping services to individuals and corporates until I found my passion for teaching others the art of gift wrapping.
Now I upload free craft videos to share my ideas with YouTube audience, teach gift wrapping courses online and occasionally conduct workshops to directly work with students.
I love dogs, coffee and beaches. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with friends and family and playing with my dog.