有松絞り Arimatsu tie-dyeing

Arimatsu Narumi Shibori is a tie-dye fabric produced in the area surrounding Midori Ward in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Most of the tie-dye products in Japan are produced here. The tie-dye products are designated as a traditional national craft. The characteristics of Arimatsu Narumi Shibori are the contrast in shading that is created when the fabric is tied and the distinctive texture of the pattern. The Arimatsu area and Narumi area are now regarded as the mecca of Shibori.

For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.

有松絞・鳴海絞は、愛知県名古屋市緑区周辺で作られている絞り染めです。日本国内の絞り製品の多くはここで生産されており、国の伝統工芸品に指定されています。