Tokushima [Textiles/Weaving] AWA Shoai Shijira Ori (Indigo-dyed Cotton Textiles)

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Art / Traditional crafts
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Shikoku Tokushima
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Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
Update date
2020-11-26

Awa Shoai Shijira Ori was developed from a striped cotton cloth called tatae-ori that was extensively woven throughout the Awa area at the end of the 18th century. Many reasons for this development have been suggested, but finding that when wet cloth produced an interesting natural crepe effect when it was dried in the sun is the most prevalent.

This complex weave is dyed with a natural Awa indigo dye and is especially suitable for summer-weight kimonos, as the crepe effect gives it a refreshing feel, enhanced by its simple coloring and refined elegance.

AWA Shoai Shijira Ori (Indigo-dyed Cotton Textiles) (details page)

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