furoshiki 2

I've gotten really deep into the furoshiki scene.

If you recall, I'm a compulsive carrier; To me, the ideal purse is the size of a laundry basket and it must be sturdy and heavily pocketed. Many of you have heard about the theory behind my get-away purse - the tinier purse I keep inside of my bigger purse. I figure that if I need to run for my life, my big purse will break away like booster rockets on a space shuttle, and I'll be free to blast off, away from harm's way with my wallet, keys, and cellphone in tow. As I progress into the final stages of bag lady-dom, the Japanese tradition of furoshiki really piques my interest. It is the art of wrapping and carrying things. All you need is a square and sturdy piece of fabric and you are in business. When your furoshiki isn't folded in a myriad of handy carrying techniques, you could use it as a scarf, head band, tablecloth, bandeau top, lobster boil bib, etc. Sometimes I like to fantasize about being a dystopian Martha Stewart, so in my case, other uses include emergency tourniquet, tasteful loin cloth, and face mask to protect breathing pathways from apocalyptic fallout. Furoshiki is dynamic like that.

All of the ways to fold and carry:
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I like these wrapping cloths from the Link Collective. Also the Ambatalia kitchen cloth from Quitokeeto.

Kurt gave me this cute Japanese folding cloth.

*This post is brought to you by distopian YA fiction, gummy worms, and too much time on my hands.


  1. You can find a great selection of Japanese furoshiki here: www.chustyfuroshiki.pl


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