Furoshiki: How to Wrap a Bottle Inspired by Kimonos (K-12 Instruction Series)
Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
Is part of series
Furoshiki (K-12 Instruction Series);8
MetadataShow full item record
This is an instructional video on wrapping one bottle. This is one of the more unique ways of presenting your furoshiki by wrapping your bottle. If the furoshiki wrapping goes well, it should end up looking like a kimono, almost like a doll! This wrapping could be a great gift for some and a decorative object for a party! Whoever you present this to will be amused! The video is designed as a supplemental hands-on material for teaching about Japanese culture to elementary to junior high school students. This material was prepared by the East Asian Library at the University of Kansas.For more information about furoshiki, please visit: http://guides.lib.ku.edu/content.php?pid=574816&hs=a
In this tutorial, you will only need:One bottle, One furoshiki cloth. We would recommend using a double-sided furoshiki with different patterns on each side that is made of either silk or polyester to achieve a more kimono-like effect. Steps to follow:1. You will first spread out the furoshiki in a square shape. And make the pattern side you want your overall wrapping to be facing down.2. Place the bottle in the middle but slightly closer towards you.3. Take the top furoshiki cloth and fold a little bit, about 1 inch or 2cm it outwards. 4. Now wrap this piece of cloth around the bottle to make the collar part of the kimono. Wrap around the left side first and then go to the right side. And here’s an interesting fact for you, if you switch these two sides of the collars around, the kimono would be intended for the deceased. 5. Take the remaining bottom cloth and fold about 1.5 to 2 inches or about 4 cm outwards. 6. And bring that edge towards the middle of the bottle to make the “obi” or the belt part of the kimono. 7. With the remaining cloth, make a mamusubi on the back of the bottle. Directions to tie a basic furoshiki knot (mamusubi): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCg34wozIoA
Items in KU ScholarWorks are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
We want to hear from you! Please share your stories about how Open Access to this item benefits YOU.