阿波正藍しじら織 Awa-shijira cotton cloth


Awa Shoai Shijira Ori is a cotton textile produced in Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture. Shijira Ori had been produced in Awa since the 18th century and the Shijira Ori dyed with Awa Ai was referred to as Awa Shoai Shijira Ori. The plain cotton texture and the indigo color, which is referred to as Champaign blue, are the attractive features of Awa Shoai Shijira Ori. It is mainly used to make the yukata (the casual cotton kimono), which is worn from summer to autumn. The textile is also used for making accessories, including ties and handkerchiefs, as well as interior goods such as tapestries.

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

阿波正藍しじら織(あわしょうあいしじらおり)は、徳島県徳島市で作られている綿織物です。しじらとは、織物の表面にできる「縮(ちぢみ)」のような細かいしわのことで、特徴は、「シボ」と呼ばれる縮が生み出す生地全体の凸凹です。1978年には経済産業大臣より伝統的工芸品に指定されています。