Furoshiki is a type of Japanese wrapping cloth that was traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, and food. The name means "bath spread," and can be traced to the Edo period, when cloths were used to to bundle clothes while at the sentō (public bath). Furoshiki is a great way to add decorative flair to a gift this holiday season. So if you're taking my Casa Quickie advice and wrapping any presents with fabric, try one of these furoshiki-wrapping techniques and impress your friends with your gift-wrapping skills!
You can download this diagram as a PDF from Japan's Ministry of the Environment.