Stream Kasuri (Ikat)

Nishijin textile is famous in Japan from its beauty and long history with its roots dating back to 5th century in the Nishijin (north west of Kyoto) area. Kasuri is a technique which arranges already dyed threads to create patterns as it weaves. As a characteristic of kasuri made in Nishijin area, its warp and weft are shifted. In this way, it shows elegant and detailed patterns which is why it had been used as Kasuri-omeshi kimono- one of the finest classes of kimonos. Today, there are only seven craftsmen in Kyoto who has the skills to create these patterns.

Stream Kasuri (Red) Silk

More than twenty years ago, craftsmen who created Nishijin kasuri proposed to distributors to use the kasuri as kimono (for ordinary uses), but the idea had been rejected as they thought it was. With COS KYOTO and Nishijin craftsmen, we were able to revive the design. The challenge with this technique was that we had to calculate the uneven dying at the start of the process, and the whole process had to be understood to realise the patterns. The material itself is made from pure silk.

Code KT-COS-0001
Size 70cm
Content Silk

Stream Kasuri (Black) Silk

More than twenty years ago, craftsmen who created Nishijin kasuri proposed to distributors to use the kasuri as kimono (for ordinary uses), but the idea had been rejected as they thought it was. With COS KYOTO and Nishijin craftsmen, we were able to revive the design. The challenge with this technique was that we had to calculate the uneven dying at the start of the process, and the whole process had to be understood to realize the patterns. The material itself is made from pure silk.

Code KT-COS-0002
Size 70cm
Content Silk

Stream Kasuri (Red) Cotton

More than twenty years ago, craftsmen who created Nishijin kasuri proposed to distributors to use the kasuri as kimono (for ordinary uses), but the idea had been rejected as they thought it was. With COS KYOTO and Nishijin craftsmen, we were able to revive the design. The challenge with this technique was that we had to calculate the uneven dying at the start of the process, and the whole process had to be understood to realize the patterns. The material itself is made from cotton.

Code KT-COS-0010
Size 150cm
Content Cotton

Stream Kasuri (Black) Cotton

More than twenty years ago, craftsmen who created Nishijin kasuri proposed to distributors to use the kasuri as kimono (for ordinary uses), but the idea had been rejected as they thought it was. With COS KYOTO and Nishijin craftsmen, we were able to revive the design. The challenge with this technique was that we had to calculate the uneven dying at the start of the process, and the whole process had to be understood to realize the patterns. The material itself is made from cotton.

Code KT-COS-0011
Size 105cm
Content Cotton

Stream Kasuri (Ai-Zome Natural Indigo) Cotton

More than twenty years ago, craftsmen who created Nishijin kasuri proposed to distributors to use the kasuri as kimono (for ordinary uses), but the idea had been rejected as they thought it was. With COS KYOTO and Nishijin craftsmen, we were able to revive the design. The challenge with this technique was that we had to calculate the uneven dying at the start of the process, and the whole process had to be understood to realize the patterns. The material itself is made from cotton.

Code KT-COS-0012
Size 105cm
Content Cotton