It's amazing what the Japanese can do with a furoshiki wrapping cloth: from a simple bundle for carrying your gym clothes to a luxurious wrapping for a gift bottle or a trendy handbag, there are dozens of uses and ways to tie the square pieces of cotton or silk fabric that started as a simple means to carry your clean clothes to the public bath. What this modern-day take, the Traditional Faces Furoshiki, brings to the table (so to speak) is a whole new kind of fun! One side can be folded in different ways to show various versions of famous Japanese images, plus the cloth can be even used as a board for a game of pin the tail on the donkey!
All four versions of the Traditional Faces Furoshiki feature an iconic Japanese character: a woman or a man from Kabuki theater, painted by famous 18th-century woodblock print artist Sharaku, or Okame or Hyottoko, two comical folk figures from the Edo period who appear in all kinds of illustrations even today. Depending on how you fold the furoshiki, the faces change expressions, so every time you use them they give you a different look! If you want some more fun, you can use the extra eyes and noses included for playing a game of pin the tail on the donkey. Fun and practical, these furoshiki will become indispensable for any lover of classic Japanese culture!
The Traditional Faces Furoshiki features: