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.

倉吉絣(くらよしかすり)は鳥取県倉吉市で江戸時代末期から伝わる織物です。先染の糸を使用して織り上げ、文様を表した織物を「絣」と呼びますが、倉吉では絵画的な柄を織った絵絣(えがすり)や、さらに高度な綾織り、浮き織など様々な組織織(そしきおり)も織られていました。このような織物を「風通織」といい幻の織物と呼ばれていました