KOHO Japanese Traditional Weaving Studio

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Kyoto Research & Restoration Facility for Ancient Textiles & Traditional Weaving Techniques

Kyoto Research & Restoration Facility for Ancient Textiles & Traditional Weaving Techniques

The KOHO Japanese Traditional Weaving Studio is a research and restoration facility for ancient textiles and traditional weaving techniques. Established through the Japan Traditional Weaving Preservation Research Society, the purpose is the restoration of traditional technology of yarn dyed figure cloth, as well as growing a new generation of craftsmen. Nishiki-ori (Kyoto silk woven with gold, silver, and other threads) have long been valued for their luxurious look and high-quality of fabric. The process to weaving a traditional Nishiki-ori fabric involves an extensive process, involving no less than 70 different steps to create a visually stunning work of art. The fabric is characterized by it's unique three-dimensional effect as a result of careful layering and mixing of fabrics. Craftsmen creating Nishiki-ori fabric will work away for hours on a loom, working into a rhythm as they weave their masterpieces. While Nishiki-ori doesn't have an official translation in English, the remarkable colors create a marvelous effect that earned the name The Weaving of Light around the world.

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