furoshiki

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 風呂敷.

Noun[edit]

furoshiki (plural furoshiki)

  1. A traditional Japanese wrapping-cloth, used for clothes, gifts etc.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 597:
      Around her slender neck, the beauteous Asian was also wearing a furoshiki printed in a woodland motif of peacock blue, taupe, and Chinese red, folded in a triangle so as to make a cowgirl bandana