Kasuri - Another beautiful weaving technique from Japan.
Posted: Oct 20 2016
Kasuri (絣?) is a Japanese word for fabric that has been woven with fibres
dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. Being an ikat based
technique, the patterns are identified by brushed or blurred appearance.
From traditional blues and whites, to a multitude of colours are used in the
production of this artfully skilled fabric that is unmatched within the woven
stratosphere. Almost a prized possession amongst textile collectors and
enthusiasts alike. Our haori's are full of bold patterns, subtle blossom blends,
and abstract designs and inspired us to share our enthusiasm for this
beautiful weaving technique.
The representative types of kasuri made in Japan are Hingo-kasuri in Hiroshima,
Iyo-kasuri in Ehime, and Kurume-kasuri in Fukuoka. Den Inoue is credited with
creating Kurume kasuri, seen above which has become a symbol of the city,
right through to its modern interpretation in the building on the right.
Salakauppa, is the stunning shop front for Finish design team 'COMPANY',
they have a strong aesthetic for expertly hand crafted products and base their
design on each factory's, both local and international, story and function. There
stunning work with master kasuri craftsman in Japan, produced this beautiful
Kokeshi inspired fabric!
If your interested in an in-depth exploration of Kasuri I can recommend Curious Weaver.