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[About Kurume Kasuri]
Kurume Kasuri is a traditional pre-dyed woven fabric produced by a weaving workshop established in the year 1948. This unique fabric is woven using a retro-style belt-driven power loom, with 20 looms connected to a single motor, evoking a nostalgic feel of the Showa era. Renowned as a representative of Japan's traditional textiles, Kurume Kasuri showcases a soft and delicate texture reminiscent of hand weaving. It involves a labor-intensive process, with over 30 intricate steps taking 2 to 4 months to complete. Perfect for those seeking to create a distinctive piece with a touch of Japanese tradition.

[Weaving Techniques]
Using the "Tateyoko Kasuri" technique, the Kurume Kasuri weaves its intricate patterns by intertwining warp (tateito) and weft (yokoito) threads. This method of weaving is powered by dedicated shuttles, resulting in a high degree of creative freedom in designing patterns, including floral motifs and polka dots. The use of a wooden pipe known as "Tong" to wrap the weft threads, aligning them precisely with the intended pattern, and the delicate adjustments made using specialized power looms, exemplify the artistry of the artisans and the intricacy of the kasuri technique. Globally, Kurume Kasuri stands as the sole remaining origin preserving the pinnacle of Kasuri weaving skills into the modern era.

[Seasonal Blossoms]
The incorporation of seasonal blossoms such as plum, chrysanthemum, camellia, and hydrangea in Kurume Kasuri enriches the fabric with symbolism. These blossoms represent new beginnings and celebrations, enhancing the fabric with a deeper significance. Each flower carries its own unique "language of flowers," and the tradition of adding flowers to life occasions through gestures like "presenting flowers" or "offering flowers" contributes to a more fulfilling existence.

[Plum Blossom]
The plum blossom, rich with symbolism, represents "blooming through adversity." Its motif carries auspicious connotations, including wishes for safe childbirth due to its phonetic resemblance to the word "to give birth" in Japanese. The overarching flower language of plum blossoms includes traits like "elegance," "nobility," "endurance," and "loyalty." The choice of the plum as a motif draws inspiration from the fact that its prime blooming season occurs in February, amidst the harsh cold winds of winter. The resilience and elegance Notesed by plum blossoms in this challenging environment were translated into the symbolism of endurance and nobility. Additionally, the "loyalty" symbolized by plum blossoms traces its origins to the legend of Sugawara no Michizane, a noble during the Heian period, who was exiled to Kyushu's Dazaifu. According to the legend, a cherished plum tree flew to Michizane, reflecting the concept of loyalty.

Warp Thread: 40/2, Weft Thread: 20/1
Fabric Thickness Indication: Standard
Chemical Dyeing 100%
Cotton 100%
Weaving Width: Approximately 37 cm
Finished with Hot Water Shrinking and Sun Drying (Shrunk by about 10%, allowing for immediate cutting and sewing after purchase)
Color: Deep Navy and Indigo White

Sold in 6-meter increments
Price indicated is per 6 meters
Colors may appear slightly different in real life compared to photographs.

Product Details

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KURUME KASURI Fabric Plum Navy



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Size & Weight

About 38 x 600cm / About 450g

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