Authentic silk Japanese 'furoshiki' gift wrapping cloth with shibori on one corner. Eco friendly, pretty and economical way of wrapping gifts. 100% chirimen silk
DIMENSIONS (approx.) 70 x 70 cm 41 grams
WHAT ARE FUROSHIKI? A furoshiki is a square piece of material used to wrap and carry objects of all shapes and sizes. The convenience of the furoshiki lies in its adaptability. It has no definite shape as does a bag, and so can adapt to fit whatever you want to put in it. Perfect!
BENEFITS? Furoshiki are eco friendly, beautiful, practical and economical. Why use paper when you can use a furoshiki and make the wrapping a lasting and reusable part of the gift? Instead of using plastic bags when you go shopping, why not keep a furoshiki in your handbag to wrap your purchases?
HOW TO USE? Unsure about how to wrap items? There are various books available, but my tip is to check out You Tube for demonstrations on how to wrap things like books, bottles, rectangular boxes and so on. It's easy and fun!
SPECIAL NOTE: The furoshiki which I offer for sale are all vintage items. While I have done my best to select only the best ones, it is possible there may be some imperfections such as spots or soiling.
SHIPPING: worldwide, unregistered small package, Japan Post airmail. No tracking or insurance included. Delivery time: 7-10 days to most destinations.
If you would prefer to have the parcel registered, please contact me. Additional cost: $4.50
If you require faster delivery, please contact me for an express delivery rate (3-5 days).
I aim to choose the safest and most economical shipping method for you based on each item's weight and size, as well as value. You will find this information at the bottom of each listing. If you would prefer to change the method I have selected, please contact me for an alternative quote.
'Shipping' includes the cost of postage, packaging, handling and any other associated charges.
I do my best to ship within 2 business days of receiving cleared payment.
If you require your items by a particular date, please be sure to let me know in case we need to arrange expedited EMS delivery (3- 5 days to most international destinations).
I am very happy to offer combined shipping for multiple items. In general, my shipping costs are based on shipping a single item to the furthest destination, but if the actual cost to your location works out to be significantly cheaper, I will issue a refund through PayPal.
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. I recommend that you check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying.
If goods are damaged during shipping, please contact me immediately to work out a solution. Goods sent via EMS are fully covered by insurance. Registered airmail and SAL are covered up to 6,000 yen (approx. US$55)
If your parcel is not able to be delivered to you and is 'returned to sender', you will be responsible for the cost of shipping it again. No refund will be given on 'returned to sender' items.
Once an item has been shipped, it is the buyer's responsibility to check tracking and delivery status.
I am not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen packages.
SPECIAL NOTES RE REGISTERED AIRMAIL AND SAL
1. Registered parcels have a tracking number and limited insurance for damage compensation.
2. The maximum value for damaged or lost goods is 6,000 yen (about US$55). The postage cost is not covered and is non- refundable.
3. Tracking is limited and is not available in all countries. Check this Japan Post website in English for details of searchable countries:
Tracking is not usually updated in real time as it is with EMS express items. Depending on the situation in certain countries, it may be either impossible to search for some tracking information or it may take considerable time before it is updated. In such cases, Japan Post advises customers to visit their nearest local post office to obtain the desired information.
4. Due to international time differences, the latest updates available at the Japan Post website as well the display order may differ from the actual mail processing information.
5. If you are concerned about your parcel please use the track & trace services available at the websites of postal operators in your own country.
I accept PayPal.
I can also accept domestic direct bank transfer to my Australian bank account; customers should contact me prior to purchase to ask about this option.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Returns and refunds are only given if the item was completely misrepresented in its description. All of my goods are vintage, so it is to be expected that there will be some defects.
If for any reason you find you need to return an item, you must contact me first to make arrangements. It must be done within 3 days of receipt of the goods. You (the purchaser) will be responsible for all return postage costs.
Refund will be issued within 3 days of receipt of the items in good order. Shipping and handling costs will not be refunded.
I do my best to give accurate and honest descriptions of the items based on my knowledge, educated judgement, and information provided by dealers. I also point out any significant damage or wear. I acknowledge that I am not an expert in all areas and I am unable to offer a product guarantee.
Please contact me prior to purchase if you have any questions about the product, and I may be able to send you extra information or photos.