Size: 900 x 900 mm (35.4 x 35.4")
Material : 100% cotton satin (lighter weight, smooth cotton)
Handmade in Japan, using Japanese traditional printing techniques.
Furoshiki (風呂敷, fu-rosh-ki) is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. It can be used in multiple ways, for bundling or gift-wrapping all sorts of things. We think this particular lighter-weight furoshiki works well for more delicate wrapping and perfectly as a scarf, and it softens up the more you wear and wash it. One simple and beautiful piece of cloth and the list is endless. Tie it and see!
This design is about the journey out of a city, specifically London. It is an observation of the city's varying pace, spacing and architecture, and the need one feels to escape beyond the city's boundaries to nature every once in a while.
After creating the design, I discovered that the spiral motif in traditional japanese art signifies luck, which feels serendipitous. I like the idea of carrying things around wrapped in ideas of
adventure and hope for the future. -Hannah
Printed in Japanese traditional colour "cinnabar" and navy on a snowy white background, the design can be used all year round.
2 colour printing.
Each of our products has been hand printed in Japan, using traditional printing techniques. We are working with a great printing company called Chiffonez in Tokyo, who specialize in the printing of furoshiki. To make sure we get the best results possible, we keep a close dialogue with the printers, retaining a good balance between our ideas and their invaluable knowledge.
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LINK is a unique and challenging project conducted long-distance, entirely via the internet, by busy women with a world-wide vision. Collaborating with a select global network of artists and designers, it aims to cross cultures and generations by creating beautiful and functional products, from Japan to the world and from the world to Japan.
Photo : ©Martin Holtkamp http://ma-ho.com/
Model : Chiharu
Design : Hannah Waldron
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