Gyoan-teori (Gyoan hand-woven fabrics) colored with kusaki-zome (plant dyes)

History (Origins)

Hogushi-ori production is believed to date back to the Edo Period (1600–1868).

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

Thread is colored with plant dyes (kusaki-zome) from madder, ume apricots, chestnuts, Japanese horse-chestnut leaves and other sources and then hand-woven with the utmost care to make cloth with a tastefully simplistic and natural appearance.