Dāman

Dāman

The reusable fabric gift wrap

Made with in India

Why Dāman?

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 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 an eco-friendly alternative to paper and plastic wraps, being not only reusable but also biodegradable. Traditionally the Furoshiki wrap was returned back to giver, but you can make it a part of your gift. Dāman wraps can be reused as a gift wrap or can be used creatively as a napkin, a bandana or even as a scarf!

The fabrics

The fabrics chosen for Dāman wraps have been carefully selected to showcase Indian regional traditional dying and printing techniques ranging from Bagru, Ajrakh to Kalamkari.

Wrap it up

Each Dāman Wrap is accompanied by an easy to follow wrapping instruction diagram. Different wrapping styles are used for different objects, depending on the size and shape to be wrapped.

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Dāman wrap used in different Furoshiki wrapping styles, Photo Credit – Brinda Ayer, August 2018

Add a bit of flair to your gift by adding fresh flowers as shown here!

Japanese Furoshiki

Want to see more unique wrapping styles? Follow  the diagram below for different Japanese Furoshiki wrapping styles.

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How to use a Furoshiki wrap, Photo credit – Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

Purchase a Dāman wrap

Dāman wraps are available in the following sizes (These are rough estimates, if in doubt, opt for the larger size) starting from ₹35 for the Mini wrap to ₹195 for the X Large.

Mini                        12″ X 12″ (Suitable for small objects  up to 4″ x 4″ x 3″)

Small                      15″ X 15″ (Suitable for objects between 4″x 4″x 3 ” and  7″x 7″x 4″)

Medium.                20″ X 20″ (Suitable for objects between 7″ x 7″ x 4″ and 10″ x 10″ x 5″)

Large.                    25″ X 25″ (Suitable for objects between 10″x 10″ x 5″ to 13″ x 13″ x 6″)

X Large                  28″ X 28″ (Suitable for objects between 13″ x 13″ x 6″ to 15” x 15″ x 7″)

If you would like to purchase a Dāman wrap, contact us here

Learn to wrap the Dāman Furoshiki way

If you would like a more hands-on experience in gift wrapping the Dāman Furoshiki way, follow our facebook page for updates about our next workshop!