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KURUME KASURI Fabric - Indigo Dyeing Tategasuri

KURUME KASURI Fabric - Indigo Dyeing Tategasuri

Regular price $142.11 USD
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[About Kurume Kasuri]
A retro belt-driven power loom, comprised of twenty units linked by a single motor, brings to life the weaving process of Kurume Kasuri. Established in the 23rd year of the Showa era (1948), this is the weaving origin of Kurume Kasuri, a traditional pre-dyed woven fabric that represents Japan's heritage. Noteworthy for its soft, handwoven-like texture, this fabric goes through a meticulous production process involving more than 30 stages over a span of 2 to 4 months. Ideal for those seeking to create unique pieces with a strong connection to traditional Japanese textiles.

[Weaving Features]
The pattern in Kurume Kasuri is expressed solely through the warp threads, a technique known as "tate-kasuri," also referred to as "ita-kasuri."

[Indigo Dyeing]
Kurume Kasuri's indigo dyeing follows the labor-intensive traditional method called "hakkou-date." It possesses the allure of nuanced shades that can convey both strength and elegance. During the Kamakura period, warriors adopted the practice of wearing a type of indigo called "kachiiro" beneath their armor. Indigo was believed to have anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and hemostatic properties. The connection between "kachi" (victory) and indigo led to its auspicious symbolism. Its effectiveness in repelling insects and snakes made it invaluable in mountain and agricultural contexts, as well as in bridal kimonos and bedding. Its excellent heat retention and minimal skin irritation also make it an excellent choice for baby clothing.

[Tsumami Dyeing]
"Tsumami-zome" is a technique where selected parts of a white pattern are hand-dyed. Although relatively old, this technique has been used for a limited number of patterns in Kurume Kasuri production. Due to the scarcity of craftsmen practicing tsumami-zome, the rarity of this technique has been increasing over the years.

Warp Threads (Tate Ito): 40/2
Weft Threads (Yoko Ito): 20/1
Fabric Thickness: Standard + Soft
Warp Threads: Indigo Dyed 95% (Chemically dyed only for red portions)
Weft Threads: Chemically Dyed 100%
100% Cotton
Weaving Width: Approximately 37-38 cm
Finished with Boiling and Sun Drying (Shrunk by approximately 10%, suitable for immediate cutting and sewing after purchase)

Sold in 6-meter increments
Prices are per 6-meter unit.
Colors may appear slightly different in person compared to photographs.
Navy Indigo 1.5

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KURUME KASURI Fabric Indigo Dyeing Kasuri



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About 38 x 600cm / About 450g

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