小倉織 Kokura-ori


In Kokura-ori, the arrangement of colored threads in the warp become stripes in the woven cloth. It was a dominant style for hakama cloth used by samurai families during the Edo period. After dying out during the Showa period, it was revived by Noriko Tsuiki in 1984. With a density of 2,300 warp threads over the width of an obi, the technique uses cotton thread to achieve the texture and gloss of tanned leather. The striped patterns formed using naturally dyed threads are said to have been inspired by the natural scenery. Brought back to life in the present day, the refinement and artistry of Kokura-ori continue to evolve rapidly.

小倉織は、福岡県北九州市で作られてきた木綿布です。良質な綿糸を使用し、丈夫であるため、江戸時代から武士の袴や帯に使われていた。