Furoshiki (pronounced fu·rosh·ki) is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be worn as a scarf, carried as a bag or used for bundling or gift-wrapping. This lighter-weight furoshiki softens up the more you use and wash it. Each furoshiki made by Link is crafted by hand in Japan, printed manually by an experienced team of craftsmen onto premium Japanese cotton. The edges are carefully hand-rolled and sewn for a polished finish.
The Hida Express design was created by artist Hannah Waldron, based on her journey on this unique train. “The Hida Express is a limited express train that runs from Toyoma to Takayama through the Japanese Alps. On this journey, all sense of time and orientation seemed to disappear as we snaked, sped, crawled, ambled, rocketed and twisted through mountain upon mountain, every turn revealing rushing rivers and glinting waterfalls only momentarily glanced.”
Link produces contemporary furoshiki textiles through a network of artists and designers from around the world. Link aims to cross cultures and generations by creating beautiful and functional products, merging international design with traditional Japanese production methods.