Our furoshiki are washable, 100% cotton, hand-dyed (by me) and color-fast.
What is FUROSHIKI?
The furoshiki (meaning "bath spread") is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth dating back to the mid-Nara era (8th century). Originally used by individuals to transport their clothing to the public bathhouse, it became useful for traders to protect their goods or gifts. Today, the furoshiki is often used to wrap lunch boxes, and also to wrap and present special gifts. Furoshiki is versatile with many different ways to wrap a variety of shapes. Generally, furoshiki in Japan are made of silk, cotton, rayon or nylon. The most common size is 17.7" x17.7" and 28"x28".
Due to the proliferation of plastic shopping bags after WWII, use of furoshiki in Japan has declined. In 2006, the Japanese Minister of the Environment, Yuriko Koike, encouraged the use of the furoshiki cloth to promote environmental protection.