Carolyn Ledford

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, East Carolina University

Embroidered furoshiki from Japan


Story of the block

The fabric swatches that I lent for the web site are known as furoshiki. What I copied and pasted below is a complete meaning of the wrapping cloth. Today they are often wrapped in a box and given to you as the gift. However, as you read below, they have a long history in Japanese culture.

Each of mine was a gift from a friend.

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