Meet Tamakurya :
Tamakurya Boutique is a forward thinking business partnership that fuses Aftican textiles with ancient Japanese traditions and practices.
We, Takako & Maurya, are craft-loving mums who create beautiful objects and tools that are not impactful on the environment. We produce Furoshiki — sustainable and reusable eco-wraps—from Ankara fabric and teach people how to utilise them as an alternative to single-use materials.
Tamakurya Boutique run workshops where we give an insight into this 2000 year-old Japanese practice of fabric wrapping and its history and development.
A Furoshiki is a single square piece of cloth which, when folded in ways that we teach, becomes a functional and adaptable tool for wrapping, carrying and storing a wide-variety of objects; from delicate glass bottles and gifts, to books and larger household objects. Furoshiki are reusable and an eco-friendly alternative to gift-wrapping paper or other disposable materials such as plastics, aluminium foil or boxes, which are often not recyclable and disposed of in landfill or by incineration. The accumulation of such materials is a pertinent question for us as a society today, because of the lasting damage to our precious planet and the habitats dependent upon it.
We also produce a variety of hand-made products including hairbands, ties and garments made by re-using vintage kimono fabric which are all available from out Etsy shop and regular markets around London.
Join us in exploring Furoshiki.