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03. 03. 2005

Furoshiki bag

This long scarf-like wrapping cloth is called a Furoshiki and was used traditionally in Japan, starting in the Edo period, to carry personal items to and from bathhouses and to use as a bathmat. They had largely fallen out of favor and been replaced by modern bags but lately have been making a bit of a comeback as a fashion accessory in vivid shades of silk.

Genta and Chie Kanayama decided to design a Furoshiki that combined the versatility of the wrapping cloths with the durability of a sturdy handbag.

The new Furoshiki bag can be used to carry just about anything of any shape. It can be used as a wine bag, as a cake box holder (or any kind of carry out boxes), or a document holder. The handles are magnetized to hold whatever is inside securely. The heavy cotton fabric is dual-colored and reversible.

The Furoshiki bag is available at Compact-Impact for $59. The color combos are blue/black, orange/silver, green/brown, and yellow/dark gray.

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