It appears a rough hewn fabric, but is in fact silk. The material is made from two elements of silk normally discarded, the kibiso (see picture a) and the tamaito. Kibiso is the name given to the first yarns of a silkworm as it makes its cocoon, which are thick and hard. Tamaito is yarn from a cocoon made by two silkworms, it is also thick and rich in sinew. These raw materials are spun onto the loom, where the threads are woven together with plenty of air. The large “emaki” shawl is made to be a warm as a coat. The “eboshi” hat is based on a style manufactured in Kyoto for more than 430 years by Yamaoka Shoten, which collaborated on this design. The hat can be worn deeply, or in a more shallow style on the head, with the brim turned up. It can be adjusted according to mood and occasion. Both the emaki and eboshi have striking shapes and textures, making them an ideal pair for simple looks, perhaps involving denim. A strong protection from UV rays is another feature of silk products. Offered in two different colours through vegetable dye, and one unbleached ecru shade, each is simple and easy to co-ordinate, allowing the garments to pair well with either Japanese or western clothing.
W300mm × D240mm
W430mm × D1800mm
Materials: Silk waste, dupion silk
*The information on this site is as of December 2017.
*Sizes, colours and shapes of the actual products may differ slightly as they are handmade.
*Product specifications and suggested retail prices may change without prior notice. Prices shown are all tax exclusive suggested retail prices.