Furoshiki is a way of tying fabric to wrap up a gift or transport an array of items. The idea originated in Japan around 710 B.C. And in recent years, has become popular because of its versatile, environmentally-friendly way to carry bottles, food, and everyday necessities, and has also become a modern alternative to holiday gift-wrapping. It is also commonly still used by Japanese schoolchildren to carry bento boxes. These plaid tartan versions are a great holiday option that will allow them to be reused over and over again as a gift wrap! While traditional fuorshiki wraps require a little skill to wrap, these come stitched up and ready to go - simply set your item inside and knot the ties on top!