久留米絣 Kurume traditional resist-dyed textiles
Kurume traditional resist-dyed textiles (Kurume gasuri in Japanese) is a woven cloth produced in and around the city of Kurume, Fukuoka prefecture. The breathability assures coolness in the summer and excellent heat-retaining properties provide warmth in the winter. With each use, the cotton cloth delivers a more comforable fit and a better texture. These textiles also have an excellent durability which makes them perfect for daily wear. Advances in techniques contributed to development in the design patterns, like large or small patterns and a pattern of small pictures. With its indigo-blue color and delicate pattern Kurume gasuri has a pleasant appearance.
For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.