Echigo jofu, Movie provided by Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Property

2017

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
Kyōto-shi, Japan

An elegant, summer kimono made from diaphanous Echigo jōfu. This cloth is made one bolt at a time from hand-plied ramie threads in the warp and weft, often incorporating tie-resist dyed warp and weft kasuri patterns. Months and months of painstaking labor by a number of specialized artisans go into the production of each kimono-length bolt. Courtesy of the Echigo Jōfu Preservation Guild.

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  • Title: Echigo jofu, Movie provided by Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Property
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Subject Keywords: Echigo Jōfu
  • Type: Textile, Kimono
  • Rights: © Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
  • Medium: Handwoven

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