Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wraps
DĀMAN FUROSHIKI – THE REUSABLE FABRIC GIFT WRAP
Dāman is an amalgamation of India’s rich textile heritage with the Japanese art of Furoshiki, creating beautiful and eco-friendly fabric gift wraps. The word ‘Dāman’ is the Sanskrit word for a gift or the act of giving and Furoshiki is the Japanese technique of wrapping gifts, books and other objects with fabric.
Fabric gift wraps are reusable gift wraps which are an eco-friendly alternative to paper and plastic wraps, being not only reusable many times but also versatile in use as well as being biodegradable at their end of life. Traditionally the Furoshiki wrap was returned back to the giver, but you can make it a part of your gift. Dāman furoshiki cloth gift wraps which are made from 100% cotton printed with natural dyes can be reused as a gift wrap or can be used creatively as a handkerchief, cocktail napkin, a tea towel, a bandana or even as a scarf!
DĀMAN FUROSHIKI WRAP SIZES
What sizes do you have ?
Our Dāman Furoshiki wraps are available in 4 sizes that have been designed to accommodate a variety of objects and shapes
How do I choose the right size ?
A few points need to be kept in mind while choosing the right size of furoshiki for the object you wish to wrap. A simple rule of thumb to apply while choosing a size is to choose a furoshiki size with a diagonal length 3 times the longest length of the object you will be wrapping. Use the size guide below to get an idea of the wrap size yoiu might need. If in doubt, we recommend going a size up.
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- Small (S) - 13 inch square
- Medium (M)-20.5 inch square
- Large (L) - 27.5 inch square
- X Large (XL) - 42 inch square
Diagonal : 18″/ 46 cm
Suitable for Objects between : 4″ x 3″ x 1″ to 6″ x 4″ x 2″
E.g. – Jewelry boxes, perfume bottles, tea light holders , small boxes. Can also be used as a handkerchief or cocktail napkin
Diagonal : 29″/ 73 cm
Suitable for Objects between – 5″ x 5″ x 2″ and 9 “x 6″ x 3” –
E.g for Books, Watch Boxes, Cosmetic and perfume sets, Kindle, mini iPad, small toy
Diagonal : 39″ /99 cm
Suitable for Objects between – 9″ x 6″ x 3″ and 12″ x 8 ″ x 5″ –
E.g. Garment Boxes, Shoe boxes, I pad, Board Games, toys, small LEGO/play sets, 1 or 2 Wine bottles, small bags. This size can also be folded into a Furoshiki Bag
Diagonal : 59″ / 150 cm
Suitable for Objects between – 15″x 12″ x 6″ and 19″ x 16″ x 6″.
E.g. Large Lego/play Sets, Toys and Handbags. Can be folded into a furoshiki bag or even used as a table cloth
Furoshiki Wrapping Guide
Japanese Furoshiki uses many different wrapping styles. The simplest wrap style is called the ‘Otsukai Tsutsumi’. See the video below for a demonstration of this simple basic wrapping style. An infographic for the basic wrap style is also included with every purchase of the Dāman Furoshiki Wrap
Furoshiki Wrapping Styles
Traditional Japanese Furoshiki uses many different techniques and styles to wrap different types and shapes of objects including books, gift boxes, cylindrical objects, wine bottles, baskets and more. Large and extra large furoshiki can also be folded into bags!
The illustration below shows the traditional Furoshiki wrapping styles.