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SHIMOGAWA KURUME KASURI Fabric Blurry Stripes Mild Kanaria

SHIMOGAWA KURUME KASURI Fabric Blurry Stripes Mild Kanaria

Regular price $126.32 USD
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KURUME KASURI Fabric Blurry Stripes Mild Kanaria

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Item Size:

About 38 x 600 x 1cm

Item Weight:

About 450g

Product description:

[About Kurume Kasuri]
Kurume Kasuri is a traditional pre-dyed woven fabric, produced using a retro belt-driven power loom system that connects 20 looms to a single motor. Established in 1948, it is a representative of Japan's traditional pre-dyed weaving. It is known for its soft texture, resembling hand-weaving. The intricate craftsmanship involves numerous manual processes, taking 2 to 4 months and over 30 steps to complete. After weaving, the fabric undergoes a natural process of hot water treatment and air drying, resulting in approximately 10% shrinkage. It is the perfect choice for those seeking finely crafted, traditional Japanese textiles.

[Weaving Features]
Kurume Kasuri is woven using the "Plain Weave," the most basic weaving structure. Its main characteristic lies in the "Kasuri" technique for pattern expression, and to highlight this feature, the weaving structure is kept simple. However, when creating plain fabrics with an emphasis on texture, artisans take a different approach, experimenting with new possibilities. By varying the density balance between the warp and weft yarns within the framework of the "Plain Weave," they optimize the color reflection of both yarns. Normally, the warp yarn color dominates, but in this fabric, they ingeniously enhance the color reflection of the weft yarn while using the warp yarn as an accent, thus creating intricate color intersections.

[Bokashi Stripes]
For the Bokashi Stripes, bright yellow is used in the weft yarn to achieve a cheerful and lively color. The term "Stripes" (Shima) originally referred to vertically striped cotton fabric brought from foreign lands through Nanban trade. During the Edo period, it evolved to represent "striped patterns." The Bokashi Stripes feature a gradual color change in a gradient pattern. The fabric expresses the vibrant shades of fresh green in a gradient, with the intention of infusing the wearer with energy and a sense of vitality. Four arranged gradient patterns are incorporated in relation to the fabric width, which is referred to as "Yottsuchidachi."

Warp Yarn: 40/2, Weft Yarn: 20/1, 16/1 Slub
Fabric Thickness: Standard
Chemical Dye: 100%
100% Cotton
Weaving Width: Approximately 38cm
Finished with hot water treatment and air drying, resulting in approximately 10% shrinkage.
40/2 Bokashi Stripes Blue Mustard Green 20/1 Wasabi 16/1 Lenga

Sold in 6-meter increments
Price indicated is per 6 meters.
Actual colors may vary slightly from the photographs.



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