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SHIMOGAWA KURUME KASURI Fabric Hump Steren Striped White Green

SHIMOGAWA KURUME KASURI Fabric Hump Steren Striped White Green

Regular price $189.48 USD
Regular price Sale price $189.48 USD
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KURUME KASURI Fabric Hump Steren Striped White Green

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Item Size:

About 38 x 600 x 1cm

Item Weight:

About 450g

Product description:

[About Kurume Shima Ori]
Kurume Shima Ori is a traditional pre-dyed woven fabric produced using a retro belt-driven power loom system, where 20 machines are connected to a single motor. It was established in the 23rd year of the Showa era and is renowned as a representative of Japan's traditional pre-dyed woven textiles. The fabric is characterized by a soft and hand-woven-like texture. Its production involves numerous manual processes, taking 2 to 4 months and more than 30 steps to complete. It is the perfect fabric for those who wish to create a piece with great attention to detail.

[Weaving Features]
"Hanpu" refers to a heavyweight fabric woven with cotton or hemp in a plain weave. It was originally used as material for sails, hence the name "Hanpu" (sailcloth) in Japan. The fabric finds a wide range of applications, including bags, aprons, shoes, and chair upholstery. The thickness of Hanpu was previously categorized from 1 to 11 based on JIS standards, but this classification has been abolished. At Shimogawa Orimono, a unique standard for Hanpu has been set based on the fabric's compatibility with Kurume Kasuri looms.

[Thoughts Behind "Hampu"]
The term "Hampu" represents the pursuit of "pushing the limits." Special thick yarn known as "kakari-ito" used in Kurume Kasuri's tying process is employed as the warp in developing Hanpu fabric on Kurume Shima looms. The challenge was to weave a fabric that was traditionally believed to be beyond the capabilities of Kasuri looms while maintaining the characteristic soft texture of Kurume Kasuri and creating a thick and sturdy material. Through innovative measures such as creating original gears for the loom, they succeeded in weaving a fabric that defied the usual limitations. The concept is an image of venturing into the unknown and achieving success.

Fabric thickness: Heavyweight
Vertical Thread: 20/4, Horizontal Thread: 30/2, Neppu: 12/1
Weaving width: Approximately 39-40 cm
100% Cotton
Color: Kinari Green 1301A (Matcha White) 30/2 Dark Navy 12/1 Kinari
Note: "Hampu" does not undergo hot-water treatment like other fabrics. Please take note of this.

Sold in 6-meter units
The price indicated is for 6 meters.
Please be aware that actual colors may slightly differ from the photographs.



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