*First broadcast on June 3, 2021. Furoshiki are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths. For hundreds of years, these square pieces of fabric have been used to protect, store and carry various objects. They often feature beautiful, colorful designs, and are works of art in their own right. Our main guest, Yamada Etsuko, is the art director for a Furoshiki-making company. She teaches Peter Barakan some common wrapping technique, and introduces both traditional and modern designs.
Furoshiki come in many different colors and patterns
Yamada Etsuko shows Peter Barakan a modern design
Yamada demonstrates how a Furoshiki can be used to wrap and carry 2 bottles