While many Japanese kasuri fabrics are woven from cotton yarn, Nishijin-gasuri always uses silk. The fine, breakable threads makes silk difficult to work with, but it enables weavers to create more detailed, precise patterns. Although textiles woven with pre-dyed yarn (kasuri-ori) are produced all around Japan, Nishijin-gasuri stands out for its colourfully dyed silk yarn.


  • Title: Arrow feather pattern, Nishijin-gasuri
  • Location Created: Kyoto
  • Original Language: Japanese
  • Subject Keywords: Nishijin-gasuri, Fabric, Nishijin Weaving, Silk, Kasuri, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Nishijin
  • Type: Textile, fabric
  • External Link: itohen-univers
  • Medium: ikat, silk

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