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SHIMOGAWA KURUME KASURI Fabric 6 Colors 8 Stripes Umenzu

SHIMOGAWA KURUME KASURI Fabric 6 Colors 8 Stripes Umenzu

Regular price $94.74 USD
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[About Kurume Kasuri]
Kurume Kasuri is a traditional pre-dyed woven fabric from Japan, produced using a retro, belt-driven power loom system consisting of 20 machines connected to a single motor. It originated from the Kurume Kasuri weaving mill, established in 1948 during the Showa era. This fabric is known for its soft texture, resembling handwoven textiles. The production process involves extensive manual work, taking 2 to 4 months to complete over 30 intricate steps.

The woven fabric, once finished, undergoes a natural drying process after being carefully steamed, resulting in approximately 10% shrinkage. Kurume Kasuri is a masterpiece of Japanese traditional weaving, making it an ideal choice for those seeking to create unique and exquisite pieces.

[Characteristics of Weaving]
Kurume Kasuri features a blurred stripe pattern, achieved through the clever combination of varying shades of the same color. The term "bokashi-shima" refers to the gradual color change along the stripes, creating a beautiful and harmonious effect. The term "stripe" ("shima" in Japanese) originally referred to cotton fabric with vertical stripes imported from foreign countries through Nanban trade. It was called "shima-mono" (island fabric) because it was brought from distant lands ("shima") and later came to be known as "stripe" during the Edo period.

Warp Threads: 40/2
Weft Threads: 12/1 Nep
Fabric Thickness: Soft texture
Dyed using chemical process: 100% cotton
Width: Approximately 38 cm
Finished with steaming and natural drying process, resulting in about 10% shrinkage.
Colors: Brown, Olive, Pale Green, Matcha Green, Gray 1385

Sold in 6-meter increments, with the price per 6 meters. Please be aware that there may be slight color variations between the actual product and the photos.

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KURUME KASURI Fabric 6 Colors 8 Stripes Umenzu



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Size & Weight

About 38 x 600cm / About 450g

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