Furoshiki refers to the Japanese method of aesthetically wrapping a present in a decorative and soft scarf through various twists, folds, and knots. A cubic box could be wrapped by tying opposite paired corners of the scarf together. Furoshiki literally means bath mat, which originated in 12th century Japan. People who bathed in a stream would stand on a furoshiki while changing into clean clothes, then use it to carry their damp clothing on their way home.

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