京黒紋付染 Kyo kimono-dyeing

Kyo Kuromontsuki Zome is a dyed fabric produced in the areas including Kyoto City and Kameoka City in Kyoto Prefecture. The characteristic of Kyo Kuromontsuki Zome is the high quality and graceful black color. The base fabric is made from silk. Although chemical dyes are used to give extra texture to the dyed fabric, safflower dye or Ai dye (indigo dye) have been used from ancient times and the Kurohikizome method (dyeing the fabric with two dyeing methods: the Sandoguro and the Kurosenryo) or the Kuroshinsen method is used to dye the fabric.

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

京黒紋付染は、生地の絹織物を染めた京都府京都市、亀岡市などで作られている染色品です。
冠婚葬祭の衣装として、喪服や黒留袖といった礼服としての用いられており、気品ある上質な黒色に染め上げられています。