京鹿の子絞 京鹿の子絞振興協同組合

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  1. 数種類の絞りの使い分けでデザインを表現した振袖用総絞り帯あげ。


Tie-dying techniques in Kyoto have a long history stretching back a thousand years or more. The technique involves tightly tying the cloth with threads and applying pressure before dyeing so that a pattern is created when the tied part remains white. Kanoko shibori (also called hitta shibori) is one type, and it is so named because the pattern resembles the spots on the back of a small deer (kanoko literally means "fawn"). The fabric in the tied part retains bumps and wrinkles, giving it a unique texture and shading. This fabric is hand-made and a long-sleeved kimono (furisode) called sō-kanoko (made entirely in kanoko) has 180,000 to 200,000 grains tied together. There are 50 types of shibori, such as hitome, kasamaki or nuishime and various finishes can be obtained by combining different colors and patterns. It is used not only for kimonos, but also for dresses and stoles. In recent years, kanoko shibori has been used for new design items such as art panels and three-dimensional kasamaki shibori cotton tote bags.

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  1. :輪出し絞りで梅の花芯を表現したショール。
  2. : ストール。絞りの粒の並べ方によって模様が生み出されている。
  3. : 絞り染をほどこした鹿皮を立体的に仕立てたアートパネル。

(1,2 株式会社種田 / 3,4 株式会社京都絞美京)

1: Several kinds of shibori used for designing a sō-shibori obi-age sash for a furisode (long sleeve kimono). 2: Round shibori representing the core of plum blossoms. 3: A stole. The patterns are created by arranging shibori grains. 4: A kanoko shibori made into a three-dimensional art panel. (1,2 Taneda / 3,4 Kyoto Shibori Bikyo)