It doesn't damage the furoshiki, as the fabric slides into the groove as shown in the diagram in the photo. It also makes it easy to change furoshiki with the season or your mood. In Japan, there is a keen awareness of the seasons and elements of home decor such as kakejiku hanging scrolls that adorn tokonoma alcoves in traditional homes are changed according to the time of year. This hanger makes for a wonderful way to incorporate that same sense of seasonality and dynamism into your home, even if you have limited space. There's something about taking the time to display and alternate furoshiki in this way that's fun and refreshing, in the same way that putting new flowers in favorite vase is.
This furoshiki hanger is just over 54cm long when the rods are joined and the end caps are in place and has a nicely textured, mat black finish. It's proudly made in Japan of a strong, lightweight ABS plastic and is well suited for displaying furoshiki that are 48cm to 50cm long. If you decide to buy this hanger along with one of my furoshiki, please check the furoshiki description to be sure that it isn't over 50cm.
Please note that the furoshiki is not included in this listing. The furoshiki in the photo is simply to give you an idea of how this hanger looks when it's hung on a wall holding a furoshiki. You'll need to buy a suitable furoshiki separately, if you don't have one already.
Furoshiki are traditionally used as wrapping cloths and as such, they make wonderful presents in their own right as well as distinctive, elegant wrapping for that special gift. But they're very versatile and can be used in lots of other creative ways, including as wall hangings. Over the years many folks have asked me about special hangers to display their furoshiki and I'm happy to be able to offer this simple, stylish hanger that was designed with the aim of making it easy to make your favorite furoshiki a part of your daily life.
It's easy to assemble. Please save this link or print out this page and refer to it again after you get your hanger kit in the mail, as the instructions on the packaging are in Japanese. As you can see in the photo of a hanger with a furoshiki on a wall, the four short rods are put together to make a pair of longer rods. This is done with the two connectors pictured. The connectors have arrows pointing out on one side, this side goes up and it slots into the rod as the side of the rod with a triangular notch on the end is facing up as well. This triangle becomes a diamond shape when the two rods are joined. Four end caps and a black string complete the kit.
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