It seems the classical way of wrapping with square cloths, called furoshiki, has been a noteworthy, recent trend, and rightfully so. Wrapping with reusable and artfully printed fabrics is an environmentally-friendly custom, which has finally come to the west after centuries of use in Japan.
The appreciation I have for all sorts of Japanese textiles led me to this site, Ziguzagu,(Japanese for “zigzag” ) a store in Melbourne.
Check out their library; I was happy to see I own several of the books listed.
And check out their assortment of other textiles, like these shibori scarves.
Anyone heading to Melbourne soon?
That’s next on my list…