多摩織 Tama brocade


Tama brocade (called Tama ori in Japanese) is a woven silk fabric produced around Hachioji, Tokyo. Since ancient times, Tama ori has been well-known under the name of Hachioji woven fabric. The following five different types of woven fabric are called Tama ori collectively, and have been designated as traditional crafts by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Tama ori is made of raw silk, dupioni silk, or floss silk spun into thread and is prized for its wrinkle-resistance and lightness.

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

多摩織(たまおり)は、東京都八王子市周辺で作られている多摩結城(たまゆうき)を基本とした絹織物です。
皺(シボ)が特徴的な「多摩結城」、2枚重ねの織地が模様を作り出す「風通織(ふうつうおり)」、凹凸が生み出す風合いが特徴の「紬織(つむぎおり)」、糸と糸の間に隙間のある「綟り織(もじりおり)」、多色の緯糸から模様を生み出す「変り綴(つづれ)」の5つの織物が、「多摩織」の呼称で経済産業省から日本の伝統的工芸品として指定を受けました。