“The prosperity of descendants” “Prosperous trade” “longevity” are all auspicious meanings of a Karakusa design. Extending Ivy has a strong life force and is a symbol of prosperity.
- Dimensions : 48 x 48 cm for gift wrapping and lunch boxes (18.9″ x 18.9″), 70 x 70 cm for gift wrapping and bottles (27.6″ x 27.6″).
- Material : 100% cotton.
- Made in Japan.
Traditionally in Japan gifts are wrapped with a seasonal design of furoshiki, which imply that your gift is handled importantly. Nowadays, furoshiki are used in many different ways including carrying items and as accessories. Click here for a guide on how to use furoshiki. Traditionally furoshiki are made with cotton or silk, all the range on Sakura Trading is made from one of these.
The name “MUSUBI” comes from “born(生す/musu)” and “beauty(美/bi)” in Japanese. Additionally, “MUSUBI” means “a knot” and “to tie”. The brand is a modern offshoot of Yamada sen-i, which has made furoshiki since 1937 using various dying and weaving techniques such as double-sided dying.