Friday, 2 May 2014

furoshiki

sloe vodka
traveling furoshiki style



8 comments:

silkpathdiary said...

LOVE it, I will keep this in mind if ever I need to schlep a couple of bottles around! I seem to recall reading and watching a video sometime ago about the scarf tying, can't remember where but it's very useful and a life skill.

anexactinglife.com said...

Nice! I would like to try that.

Shelley said...

Ingenious ways to use a cloth to carry objects. As to sloe vodka, I've not tried it. Haven't much experience with vodka in general, but my impression is that it is thought to be odourless and without strong flavour. So I'm thinking it will taste of sloes and sugar? I've made sloe gin, also blackberry whiskey and raspberry vodka; all delicious! Do you reckon they count as one of your 5 (here in Britain; lost count of the rec in the US) a day?

Gam Kau said...

SilkP - I use cloths for wrapping most everything. I love furoshiki. I wrap all my gifts in scarves and fabric remnants. Inexpensive, good way to re-use, less waste of paper products and very attractive too!

ExactingLife - It is the best method I've found for transporting two bottles; no clanking!

Shelley - I like both sloe vodka and sloe gin, and yes, by all means, a serving should count as a fruit I say!

Yuko Jones said...

I'm Japanese so I'm all about furoshiki! That's a cute way to wrap a bottle of wine as a gift :)

Gam Kau said...

Yuko - furoshiki are brilliant, practical and beautiful too! :)

Anonymous said...

As a born and bred American, I was always embarrassed when my mother (who is Japanese/Korean) would wrap certain gifts in furoshiki… or even using wrapping paper in non-American - traditional ways. How foolish I was! I love everything about furoshiki now. It is so elegant and innately eco (ecologically AND economically) friendly!

Gam Kau said...

Anon - I think the best thing about growing older (hopefully wiser) is tossing off the need to fit in. So much angst in those teen years, especially for children of immigrants (I have first hand experience). One of my superpowers (among few) is the ability to wrap things really well. I always have enjoyed wrapping gifts and think furoshiki are the best!