Project Description

Warmth created by the textured pattern for rustic beauty in everyday clothes
Cotton fabric and Kurume Kasuri cloth from the Chikugo region. In the past, durable cotton fabric ideal for work clothes was hand-woven in each household. For everyday wear, plain clothes with an emphasis on practicality were common 200 years ago. The technique of bringing a gentle pattern of texture out in the fabric was created by the accidental discovery of a farmer’s daughter. By dying the cotton threads then weaving, subtle misalignment occurred, resulting in a unique pattern. This is the main charm and feature of Kurume Kasuri. Now, there are not only traditional geometric patterns and indigo dye, but many products are also being made with modern patterns and pop colors.
Source: Traditional Crafts of Fukuoka, Japan