Kobe G8 Environment Ministers Meeting "Furoshiki"

Competition Details

Fabric and Wood Furoshiki

by Shani Eckstein

This Furoshiki is a combination of the traditional fabric made Furoshiki and 11 pieces of recycled wood. The purpose of combining the wood and the cloth is to makes the Furoshiki into more of a product than just a square of textile. The traditional characteristic still exist (External appearance, Wrapping the objects, Using cotton etc.) additional to the print which include the Geisha and Japanese sun. The design of the wood pieces and the Air Brush printing Technique links the Furoshiki to the 21st century and to the destination users – Japanese teenagers.
Using Cotton and recycled wood ensures longer product time life and minimizes the need of using plastic and paper bags.