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.
Taking the day-to-night fashion concept to a whole new level, this unique furoshiki is made with glow-in-the-dark inks. During the day, the Tokyo cityscape sits on a deep blue background, and at night, the buildings fade into darkness as the lights from windows and stars emit a magical glow.
The Tokyo design was created by artist Hannah Waldron: “Arriving in Tokyo in that magic time between night and day, our train meanders through a Tetris like metropolis. We become enveloped in a world of blocks, but as we look more we begin to see the traces of times past. Windows appear to flicker on and off, as people come and go, the city that never sleeps welcomes us with its glow."
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.