綴織(つづれおり)Tsuzure-ori

While Kara-ori has a layered structure, Tsuzure-ori is made up of a single layer and distinguished by the liberal use of colorful threads to create designs with a painterly freedom of expression. Using weft threads like paint, lines are added as if with the stroke of a brush. When weaving the patterned sections in Tsuzure-ori, the weft threads are not struck with a reed but quietly moved into place using a boxwood comb or the fingernails. As a result, the workshop lacks the distinctive sound of machinery, with the sound of comb handles stroking warp threads resounding instead like the tuning of a stringed instrument.

綴織は、ノコギリ状に研いだ爪先で織り込んでいく織物です。色彩は「ボカシ」という綴織伝統のグラデーションの技法を用います。特徴は、爪を使うことで出る生地特有の素材感と、糸の高密度が生み出す強度です。