Collaboration of traditional techniques that Japan is proud of
Yuki tsumugi is a silk fabric produced mainly in Yuki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and its history can be traced back to more than 1,500 years ago. The city has long been a fertile land with a river running through it, and sericulture has flourished.
“Okujun”, which makes the fabric for the stoles, is a long-established silk manufacturer of Yuki tsumugi, founded in 1907. The silk produced by silkworms is 1/50 the thickness of a human hair, thinner than cashmere, and does not prickle. The fluff keeps the garment warm and airy, and it does not easily fall off the shoulders when worn. Skilled craftsmen weave these delicate yarns.
Arimatsu Narumi tye-dyeing
The history of Arimatsu Narumi tye-dyeing dates back to 1608, when the town of Arimatsu was established. After the establishment of the town, industries developed by selling tie-dyed hand towels and yukata (summer kimonos) to travelers coming and going in the area.
Suzusan, which dyes stoles, was established in 2008 by Hiroyuki Murase while he was studying at the National Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf, Germany. Using traditional techniques, he developed fashion items such as clothes and home items such as cushions.
The collections are highly acclaimed and are sold in boutiques and department stores in Japan and abroad, and the company has collaborated with top designers such as Yohji Yamamoto and haute couture maisons such as France's most famous.
The entire process of Arimatsu Narumi tye-dyeing is done by hand. The process is completed after shibori (wringing), dyeing, thread removal, and washing.
The silk fabric used for the stoles shines in the sunlight, and the way it looks with depth is truly beautiful. Silk stoles warm the body from the core, so it could be recommended to wrap the stole around the part of the body that touches the skin and wear a coat over it. Wool may cause itching, but fine-fiber silk can prevent this.
Yuki tsumugi and Arimatsu Narumi tye-dyeing have been loved in Japan for hundreds of years. It is a very luxurious thing to wear them while feeling the hands of those who are involved in their production, rather than wearing mass-produced items that follow the latest fashions.
- Material: 100% Silk
- Size: 182 cm × 65 cm (71.6” × 25.6”)
- This product is made to order.
- Because each item is hand-dyed and hand-wringed, the pattern of the product you receive will differ from the image on this site.
- We'll ship within 2 months.
- Shipping fee is included in the product price.