I noticed on Outsapop this short n sweet little video on how to create a bag from any scarf.

But the art of using a scarf as a bag is not a new one…in fact, the furoshiki (basically a large scarf) has been used since the early 1600’s in Japan as a carryall/gift wrap/bag/multifunctional accessory.  From the Ministry of the Government of Japan, here is Minister Koike’s illustrated guide to using a furoshiki (with the recommendation that the Japanese people should start using them more, as they are eco-friendly, re-usable, and reduce plastic bag waste).  Here are14 different ways to tie it:

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What do you think?  Do you have any beautiful scarves that might be repurposed into a casual bag or wrap?


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