STUDIO D'ARTISAN Kyoto Black Montsuki Dyed Sashiko Jacket 4572

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The history of Kyokuro Montsuki dyeing dates back to the Heian period.
At that time, the fabric was dyed with ink.
It started as a ceremonial robe worn by monks and samurai in the old days,
In the Edo period, in order to express a deep black color,
A technique called "benishita" or "aishita," in which the fabric is under-dyed with red or indigo when dyeing with ink, was adopted.

Black dyeing produces a deep color,
The dyeing craftsman's skills and unique intuition born from years of experience are used to delicately change the temperature of the dye.
The fabric is moved up and down dozens of times and the dyeing process is repeated.

The black color pursued by Kyo Kuro Montsuki.
It is not just the actual color black, but the color of the spiritual power that governs the feelings of the Japanese people.
Enjoy the ultimate black of Kyomontsuki Kurozome, born from a relentless pursuit of black.

This sashiko tailored jacket reproduces the "Aishita" technique, a Kyoto black montsuki dyeing technique.
The deep, powerful black color created by repeatedly layering black over indigo is the ultimate black that can only be expressed with Kyokuro Montsuki dyeing.
The base fabric is 14.0oz original selvedge sashiko.
It is characterized by the thick, uneven texture that is unique to Sashiko.