Furoshiki Wraps

DĀMAN Furoshiki Fabric Gift Wraps and Bags

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 napkin, a tea towel, a bandana or even as a scarf!

Furoshiki Wraps

FABRICS AND PRINTS

Our Dāman Furoshiki wraps are made from 100 % cotton fabric which has been hand block or screen printed using natural and vegetable dyes.

The fabrics and prints chosen for Dāman wraps have been carefully selected to showcase Indian traditional dyeing and printing techniques , predominantly Bagru and Daboo.

The printing dyes that are used are sourced from various plants as well as natural minerals and elements. For example, natural indigo from indigo plant, maroons and reds from madder root , yellows and oranges  from turmeric and Himalayan rhubarb, blacks   from iron extracts mixed with jaggery and grays from potassium permanganate. the dying process makes use of natural mordants like alum and harda (Myrobalan)

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.

Small S  13 ” x 13 ” ( 33 cm x 33 cm )
Medium M 20.5″ x 20.5″ ( 52 cm x 52 cm)
Large L 27.5″ X 27.5 ″ (70 cm x 70 cm)
X Large XL 42″ X 42″ ( 106 cm x 106 cm)

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.

We are here to help and you are also welcome to reach out to us HERE  for assistance in choosing the correct size.

Size Guide

Small 

13 ” x 13 ” (33 cm x 33 cm)

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.

Medium/Standard 

20.5″ x 20.5″(52 cm X 52 cm)

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

Large

27.5″ X 27.5 ″(70 cm x 70 cm) 

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

Extra Large

42″ X 42 ″ (106 cm x 106 cm)

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.

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