image/video by Ivania
Folding and wrapping objects of all shapes and sizes in silk scarves. In a perfectly calculated way, knotting them and covering them into enclosed forms. Furoshiki (風呂敷), the beautiful Japanese tradition of cloth wrapping to carry and package gifts, groceries, personal objects, foods and other goods.
Sustainable, re usable, multifunctional and a minimalist way of wrapping gifts: no additional tape, ribbons, bows or scissors required. Meaning that if you have a (silk) scarf on you, you have a shapeshifting carrier/bag for whatever you happen to have to carry with you that day, if you know how to tie. A way of traveling light. But the other day, the only thing we had at hand was the sweatshirt tied around Romeo’s waist, which brought us to our own (modern?) version of a furoshiki.