倉吉絣 Kurayoshi traditional resist-dyed textiles
Kurayoshi Kasuri is a textile that has been passed down since the end of the Edo period in Kurayoshi City, Tottori Prefecture. Weaving using previously dyed yarn to express the pattern is called “Kasuri”, but in Kurayoshi, there were varieties of Kasuri weaving. These include Egasuri (picturesque pattern), more advanced Ayaori (twill weaving), and Ukiori (floating weaving) which were all Soshikiori (organized weaving). Such various Kasuri weavings were called “Fūtsūori” (wind blowing weaving) and it was considered very rare and precious.