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Kyo-Yuzen Silk Dyeing
February 27, 2017 tuck

Kyo-Yuzen Silk Dyeing

Posted in Japanese Art and Textiles

 

Many of the patterns found on LTK Brand items are produced through the meticulous techniques and art of Kyo-Yuzen. Each item is an heirloom quality treasure.

The yuzen dyeing method was introduced to Japan from the continent in the 8th century. Tradition has it that hand painted yuzen was first made by the artist Miyazaki Yuzensai of Kyoto. Many colors are used and yuzen dyeing used to dye kimonos in picturesque designs developed with the cultural life of Kyoto townspeople. In modern times craftsmen developed Utsushi-yuzen (tracing) in which a yuzen design is dyed using paper patterns. Yuzen dyeing is used for kimonos, coats and haori (short coats worn with formal kimonos), and these days is produced in the cities of Kyoto and Uji, part of greater Kyoto. Kyo-yuzen dyeing was designated a traditional craft in 1976.

Description from: Japan National Tourism Organization

Want to be impressed? Watch the video below to understand what a piece of art you are getting when you purchase LTK Brand accessories.


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