<About Kurume Kasuri>
A retro belt type loom from the Showa era, in which 20 looms connected from one motor are in operation. It is a Japanese traditional dyed fabric.
Characterized by a soft texture similar to handwoven.
There are many manual processes, and 30 or more processes are woven in 2 to 4 months.
<Characteristics of weaving>
This indigo dyeing is made by fermentation. Craftsman hand dyed with indigo bottle and finished.
A combination of indigo dyeing and chemical dyeing is used for both warp and weft.
The basic square lattice is an easy-to-use pattern that you will never get tired of.
<About indigo dyeing>
The indigo dyeing of Kurume Kasuri is inherited from the traditional and most difficult dyeing method called “fermentation”. The subtle shades of color have the appeal of changing the look both robustly and elegantly. During the Kamakura period, the custom of samurai to wear a kind of indigo “Kachiiro” under armor was established. It is said that indigo has anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and hemostasis effects, and that “kachi” is linked to “winning” and is said to be auspicious. It has been useful for mountains and agricultural work because it does not attract insects and snakes, and it has also been useful for kimonos and futons that are married to “insects do not stick”. It also has excellent heat retention and is less likely to cause rough skin, making it ideal for baby clothes.
Fabric thickness display standard
Vertical thread 40/2 Weft thread 20/1 16/1 Uneven thread
Woven width of about 38 cm
65% warp dyeing
50% indigo dyeing
It is finished by shrinking it by about 10% by blanching and natural drying.
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