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.