I just love the hessian (hey, two blog posts in one week that incorporate the word hessian) wrapping and hand stitching. It reminds me of a haggis. The use of natural materials and a little bit of handicraft to prepare something to travel the miles just seems so other world. Oh, if you're wondering what was inside, it was a lovely rug, but I was so taken with the parcel presentation I forgot to photograph that.
Of course there were some other gifts, a beautiful cotton bed cover, and Maharaja puppet. Turn him upside down and you will find his wife.
He also decided to buy me some clothes, sweet, but risky, and yes a bit on the ethnic side for my taste. Not that I'm complaining, all presents gratefully received.
So next time you're buying a jiffy bag, think about wrapping up your present in some old fabric and throwing in a few stitches, I know it put a smile on my face.