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Necklace Made of Tsumugi Kimono Silk

Necklace Made of Tsumugi Kimono Silk
“itu” is a necklace made of Amami Pongee, a traditional silk kimono textile originated on the island of Amami-Oshima near Kagoshima. The rich black color is made by Japanese mud dyeing technique which uses the natural sources found on the island such as plants and mud.

Please note that each piece looks a little bit different depending on which part of the kimono fabric is used. This makes this necklace a valuable original piece of art.

Amami Pongee has a history of over 1300 years. For a very long time, it was produced as offerings to royals. The intricate kasuri(resisted yarn dyeing) patterns on both warp and weft are carefully woven together. The whole process could take from a half year to a year to weave enough length for one kimono.

“itu” means “yarn” in the local vernacular.

Awarded the prefectural governor's award in the competition for new products from Kagoshima Prefecture.
Necklace Made of Tsumugi Kimono Silk

Necklace made of Tsumugi Kimono Silk, Black

Regular Price:

$211.15
Necklace Made of Tsumugi Kimono Silk

Necklace made of Tsumugi Kimono Silk, Black & White

Regular Price:

$211.15
Necklace Made of Tsumugi Kimono Silk

Necklace made of Tsumugi Kimono Silk, White

Regular Price:

$211.15
NIZAEMON  

NIZAEMON is a very traditional maker of Amami Pongee, a silk textile originally used to make Kimono. This textile is known is one of the best fabrics for making Kimono. The company is located in on the island of Oshima in Kagoshima where Amami Pongee has been made for more than 1300 years.

 

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"st+to" is a design unit by Shizuka Tatsuno(Product designer) and Rika Kawato(Textile Designer). st+to's aim is to bring out the strength and beauty of Japan and introduce it into the world.

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Shizuka Tatsuno was born and raised in Japan. She graduated from the Product and Furniture department of Kingston University London with the first class honor and worked as a designer in a design studio in Tokyo. Her work includes graphic, product, furniture, and space design.

 

Rika Kawato was born in Germany and was raised and educated in the Soviet Union, Sweden, Japan and USA. After graduating from the Textile Department of Rhode Island School of Design in 2004, she worked as a textile designer for the automobile industry. She is now based in Tokyo but also works with international clients.

 

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“itu” is a necklace made of Amami Pongee, a traditional silk kimono textile originated on the island of Amami-Oshima near Kagoshima. The rich black color is made by Japanese mud dyeing technique which uses the natural sources found on the island such as plants and mud.

Amami Pongee has a history of over 1300 years. For a very long time, it was produced as offerings to royals. The intricate kasuri(resisted yarn dyeing) patterns on both warp and weft are carefully woven together. The whole process could take from a half year to a year to weave enough length for one kimono.

“itu” means “yarn” in the local vernacular.

Producer:   NIZAEMON
Dimenstions:   Body: 75 x 170 x 15mm (2.95" x 6.69" x 0.59")
    Ribbon: 460 x 9mm (18.11" x 0.35")
Material:   silk, luxury suede (black), metal chain, ribbon
Additional Information

Additional Information

Product Number 363
Brand NIZAEMON
Made In Japan
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