桐生織 Kiryu brocade


Kiryu brocade (called Kiryu ori in Japanese) is a woven cloth produced in the city of Kiryu, Gunma prefecture. This area has a lush environment with excellent climate and terrain, helping it to be prosperous in the silk industry for years. Kiryu brocade fabrics are widely used for luxury kimono and decorative accessories because of their soft texture. In the past, Kiryu was famous throughout Japan for its silk production and textiles contributions. Now, the city has been pursuing the invigoration of the local textile industry.

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

桐生織(きりゅうおり)は、群馬県桐生市周辺で作られている織物です。7つの織り方の技法は:「お召織(おめしおり)」・「緯錦織(よこにしきおり)」・「経錦織(たてにしきおり)」・「風通織(ふうつうおり)」・「浮経織(うきたており)」・「経絣紋織り(たてかすりもんおり)」・「綟り織(もじりおり)」があります。