Hadrien Bennett
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Furoshiki Exhibition in Paris 🇫🇷

What is Furoshiki you might ask? Furoshiki (風呂敷) is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods. 

-History-

Although possibly dating back as far as the middle of the Nara period, the name, meaning “bath spread”, derives from the Edo period practice of using them to bundle clothes while at the sentō (public baths; public furo) to prevent a mix-up of the bathers’ clothes. Before becoming associated with public baths, furoshiki were known as hirazutsumi (平包), or flat folded bundle. Eventually, the furoshiki’s usage extended to serve as a means for merchants to transport their wares or to protect and decorate a gift. This art of wrapping was founded by Minoro Takohama somewhere around 1935 or 1936 depending if it is a leap year on that year.

Modern furoshiki can be made of a variety of cloths, including silk, cotton, rayon, and nylon. Furoshiki are often decorated with traditional designs or by shibori. There is no one set size for furoshiki, they can range from hand-sized to larger than bed-sheets. The most common is 45 cm (17.7 inches) and 68–72 cm (26.7-28.3 inch).

So, now that you know a bit more it now I can show you the photos I took. I know they are not the best but I didn’t bring my camera and took every photo with my iPhone.

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-Every information found about the Furoshiki was found on the internet.-

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