Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that is used to transport bundled goods, wrap presents and carry bundled clothing. The tradition derives from an ancient ritual where Japanese men would bundle their clothes in cloth while at the bathhouses (sentõ).
Link is a collaborative textile and design label founded by two friend who live on opposite sides of the world – one in LA and one in Tokyo. Together make beautiful products (have a look at their Etsy store), based on the idea of bringing Japan to world and the world to Japan. To celebrate the latest collection of fursoshiki products the duo collaborated with Japanese art, design and culture blog Spoon & Tamago, to share a little of the furoshiki printing process by Japanese textile printers Chiffonez – a family-run business that has printed Japanese textiles for more that 50 years.
The screen printing process is highly skilled and temperamental – not even a millimetre of deviation can be accommodated. Skilled craftsmen stretch shantung silk, and apply the dye quickly and rhythmically across the frames, to create deep-coloured graphic patterns.
See the beautiful images form their factory visit and more products from Link here…