With its Japanese aesthetic and traditional production techniques that can be traced back to the Edo Period, Kurume Ori fabric is the quintessential textile of the Chikugo region in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Kurume Ori fabric uses uniformly dyed yarns; and in many cases, more than 20 loom frames are manipulated to create patterns using complex folding techniques. The resulting fabric with vividly colored patterns is very durable and resistant to color fading because the yarns are thoroughly dyed. In addition, in order to express the unique colors and patterns of Kurume Ori fabric, detailed design layouts are necessary. The fabric requires the techniques of skilled craftsmen as it goes through many processes before completion such as pattern designing, dyeing, twisting, warping, weaving, and sewing.
Products made from Kurume Ori fabric which is carefully finished by skilled craftsmen who weave history and tradition are exquisite pieces that embody the Japanese aesthetics of Zen and wabi-sabi, and are beloved by many even today.
Kurume Ori products available at MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP Made in Japan