It shows Japanese minimalism and functionalism in the piece of fabric that allows to wrap anything, from round sake bottles to square boxes, and when not in use, to be folded and stored compactly away. Its uses are only limited by your imagination!
Now Furoshiki is used for fashion, interior decoration, grocery bag, gift wrapping etc. Recently in Japan, it is getting popular to use Furoshiki as an eco-friendly product. Especailly we recommend to use it for gift wrapping instead of wrapping paper, grocery bag instead of plastic bag.
The character “包” is used in wrapping something with furoshiki, but the letter originally symbolizes a pregnant woman. In the same way a pregnant mother cares for her baby, so furoshiki implies a care given to the object wrapped inside.