Furoshiki: How to Wrap a Bottle with a Flower on Top (K-12 Instructional Series)
Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
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In this video, we will show you how to wrap a bottle inspired by the shapes of the flower and leaves. This would make a great presentation for your bottle as a present for someone or as a decoration at a party! 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
To get started, you will need:One bottle One furoshiki cloth. We would recommend a lightweight, polyester material to achieve a more elegant look. The furoshiki should be a little bit larger than two times the height of the bottle. One rubber-band Steps to follow: 1. Spread out the furoshiki in a diamond shape with the side that has the pattern facing down. 2. Place the bottle in the middle of the furoshiki. 3. Fold the top corner to make a small triangle and bringing the triangle up by the mouth of the bottle and adjust the size so that the edge of the cloth is the same length as the bottle. 4. Make small zigzag folds with the edge of the folded cloth. 5. Use the rubber band to tie the mouth of the bottle and the small folds you just made. 6. Do the same thing with the other side. Adjust the length of the furoshiki, make small zigzag folds and tug that in the rubber band with the rest. 7. Now take the remaining left and right corners and cross them over each other on the backside of the bottle, near the rubber band to hide it as much as possible. 8. Bring those corners into the front and make a mamusubi or tie it twice. 9. Fluff the mamusubi tie and pull on the zigzag folds to make it nice and pretty. Directions to tie a basic furoshiki knot (mamusubi): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCg34wozIoA
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