藤帯 Fujifu


Natural cloth is cloth that has been woven of fiber taken from the bark or stalks of natural vegetation such as ramie, hemp, plantain, and vines. Fujifu is a type of natural cloth that has been handed down on the Tango peninsula in northern Kyoto. Wisteria branches cut in the mountains are beaten, stripped, and boiled to remove fibers that are spun into thread and woven into cloth. Fujifu has thick fibers and gets stronger when wet. With a softness that reveals the pliability of a vine and a barky texture and color that brims with rustic atmosphere, the fabric urges the imagination toward clothing’s origins.

藤帯は京都の丹後地方で受け継がれている自然布の手織物です。自然布は、麻や植物の樹皮や茎から摂取した繊維で織られた布です。特徴は、自然繊維特有のしなやかな肌触りと、素朴な色彩です。