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SHIMOGAWA KURUME KASURI Fabric Indigo Uneven Yarn Dyeing Stripe Gray

SHIMOGAWA KURUME KASURI Fabric Indigo Uneven Yarn Dyeing Stripe Gray

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[Kurume Kasuri Fabric]
Our fabric is meticulously woven on a collection of 20 retro belt-driven power looms connected to a single motor. Established in the year 1948, Kurume Kasuri Orimono has been a representative name in the world of traditional pre-dyed Japanese textiles. Known for its soft and handwoven-like texture, this fabric undergoes an intricate manual process spanning over 30 steps, requiring 2 to 4 months for completion. It is the perfect choice for those who desire to create a carefully crafted piece within the realm of Japan's traditional fabrics.

[Weaving Characteristics]
Half of the warp threads (tateito) are dyed using a special indigo technique known as "dan-some," where 16/1 uneven yarn is dyed in gradations. The irregular thickness of the uneven yarn creates a three-dimensional effect in the indigo-dyed sections. Additionally, by alternating 40/2 and indigo 16/1 uneven yarn in the warp, the fabric's breathability is enhanced through variations in shrinkage and tension, resulting in a delightful texture that's particularly comfortable for spring and summer wear.

[About Indigo Dyeing]
Kurume Kasuri's indigo dyeing technique continues to follow the labor-intensive traditional method called "hakko-date." This method offers a delicate interplay of shades, exhibiting both robustness and elegance through subtle color variations. During the Kamakura period, warriors wore a type of indigo known as "kachiiro" beneath their armor, believing in its protective and auspicious properties. Its ability to repel insects and snakes made it invaluable for mountain and agricultural work, and it also gained popularity for bridal kimonos and bedding due to its insect-resistant nature and excellent insulation properties, making it ideal for baby clothing as well.

Warp Yarn: 40/2, 16/1 uneven yarn | Weft Yarn: 20/1
Fabric Thickness: Standard
Indigo Dye: 50% | Chemical Dye: 50% (warp), 100% (weft)
100% Cotton
Fabric Width: Approximately 37~38 cm
Finished with hot water treatment and sun drying (approximately 10% shrinkage, allowing for immediate cutting and sewing after purchase)

Sold in 6-meter increments
Price Notesed is per 6 meters
Please note that there might be slight color variations between the actual product and the images.

Product Details

Content :
KURUME KASURI Fabric Ai Unequaled Thread Dyeing Stripe Gray



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Size & Weight

About 38 x 600cm / About 450g

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Around 5 Business Days

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FAQ 1  Where are the items made?

All products we sell are made in Japan. Enjoy our carefully crafted Japanese items.

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