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絣の生地見本

久留米絣とは?

You can find the beauty of Kasuri from the pleasant feeling, the serenity of cotton fabrics, and the simple colors, etc., which are only impossible to be produced without skillful techniques. If the origin of Kasuri is traced, it could go back to ancient India, where it was passed to Southeast Asia and further spread to Japan 1400 years ago. That is when it is said to spread across the country. However, only Kurume Kasuri has the birth and growth different from those of other Kasuri. That is because of the tireless curiosity and stories of passion of our predecessors.

絣の仕上げ風景

久留米絣のはじまり

It was invented by a girl named Den Inoue over 200 years ago. One day, Den had noticed that there was a white dot on the faded place of her clothes. Inspired by the clothes, she was able to come up with a new woven stuff by countless trial and error and the help of the "mechanical Giemon", Hisashige Tanaka. As this woven stuff looks like cracked all around, it was then name as "Kasuri". This is the origin of Kurume Kasuri.

絣の織り

久留米絣の特徴

A "crosswise Kasuri" is a kind of unique textile with patterns like a cross, a checker, well curbs and others brocaded on the same picture and cannot be found in other places. In addition, there is also the "vertical Kasuri" displayed only with warp and the "horizontal Kasuri" displayed only with weft, as well as the "literati Kasuri" made from a special technique called "Orishime". As the producing process has been polished for over 30 years, Kurume Kasuri has generated its unique patterns due to the slippage during the producing process and created beautiful fabrics with its skillful techniques.

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久留米絣の制作工程

In 1957, as a traditional technique made under certain conditions, Kurume Kasuri had been designated as an important intangible cultural asset of the country. Which was backed up as it was built up only by skilled technicians. The important procedure steps include "Twining", "Dyeing", and "Weaving".
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  • 絣の生地見本
    久留米絣とは?
  • 絣の仕上げ風景
    久留米絣のはじまり
  • 絣の織り
    久留米絣の特徴
  • 糸
    久留米絣の制作工程
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