紋紗 Monsha

Sha is a kind of fabric in which, after each weft thread is beaten into place, adjacent warp threads are crossed to create gaps in the weave. Monsha combines this sha-ori technqiue with plain weave to create patterns. In addition to the balance between sheer and non-sheer portions, warp threads dyed in five-step gradations also gives the fabric gorgeous color and brightness. The work of National Treasure Yoshinori Tsuchiya is widely known for its artistry and creativity.

紋紗は、平安時代以降「うすもの」と称して,夏に広く活用されてきた透け感のある織物です。通気性に優れ、涼しげで軽い肌触りが特徴です。