Kurume-kasuri being made at Nomura Orimono
Yarn dyed using the ‘kukuri’ (binding) method
Cotton is not a traditional Japanese commodity, being first invented in India over 2000 years ago. It was then imported to Japan via China in the 8th century, but it said that it didn’t really become popular until during the Edo period.
At that time, indigo dyed cotton was popular of due to the fact that it was durable, and kept its color well, so was mainly used by the masses for everyday clothing. From a design point of view, Kurume-kasuri was able to add a new dimension to this trend