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.

Nishijin-gasuri is handmade by skilled weavers known as kasuri-kakōshi. The threads are bound
together and resist dyed (see kukuri p.9),
then reordered (garakumi p.14) and
vertically separated (zurashi, p. 16) to create the intricate pattern.


  • Title: Kasuri-kakōshi, Nishijin-gasuri
  • Creator: Tokunaga kasuri kakojo
  • Date Created: 2017-10-12
  • Location: itohen-univers
  • Location Created: Kyoto
  • Original Language: Japanese
  • Subject Keywords: Nishijin-gasuri, Nishijin, Kyoto, Silk, Kasuri, Nishijin Weaving
  • Type: Textile, fabric
  • External Link: itohen-univers
  • Medium: ikat, silk

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