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Wakuhari, Nishijin-gasuri

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Nishijin-ori is a characteristic Japanese woven fabric, made in Kyoto. There are 12 different types: this one, using pre-dyed yarn, is called “Nishijin-gasuri”.

Although textiles woven with pre-dyed yarn (kasuri-ori) are produced all around Japan, Nishijin-gasuri stands out for its colourfully dyed silk yarn.

A bundle of threads is pulled taught over a square frame called ōwaku (this step is called wakuhari).

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  • Title: Wakuhari, Nishijin-gasuri
  • Location: itohen-univers
  • Subject Keywords: Kyoto, Nishijin Weaving, Silk, Kyoto Prefecture, Kasuri, Square frame, Nishijin-gasuri, Nishijin
  • Type: Textile
  • External Link: itohen-univers

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