京鹿の子絞 Kyo dyed textiles


Kyo Kanoko Shibori is a dyed textile produced in Kyoto Prefecture. Shibori is one of the tie-dye techniques that create patterns by tying the textile before dyeing so that the tied parts remain white. This particular Shibori resembles fawn spots and naturally enough it came to be named Kanoko (fawn spots) Shibori. Nowadays, the textile is found being used for modern fashion items as well as interior items.

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

京鹿の子絞は、京都府で作られている布を糸で括って染め上げる染色技法の染織品です。染め上がった模様が子鹿の斑点を連想させるため、「鹿の子絞」と呼ばれるようになりました。