Kasuri, a Japanese word originated from the Malay word ‘ikat’, was historically produced in Central, South and most of Southeast Asia. It became a traditional folk textile in Japan since the middle of the 18th century. Kasuri patterns have distinctive blurry edges, known as the soft edge technique, and look as if they were splashed onto the fabric.
Taking inspiration from the antique Kasuri textiles, Indigo People brings this distinguished resist dyeing technique back to its origine of Southeast Asia. Enliven with a touch of modernity and the passion of our highly experienced artisans we created a truly desirable spring collection for the indigo lovers.
Indigo People brings 8 scarves in the Spring 2015 collection with each of it its own unique beauty, distinguished by either its purity and simplicity or the elegant and decorative patterns:
The delicate dot pattern of this Abira scarf is inspired by traditional Japanese Kasuri textile. The design is tied on the weft yarns and resists dye during the manual indigo dye process. The dots appear on the loom during the hand weaving process. The light weight of this subtle and elegant scarf makes it an essential accessory throughout the year.
The wave pattern in this Nagano scarf is created following the ikat weaving technique. The delicate design, inspired by traditional Japanese Kasuri textile, is tied on the weft yarns before dyeing them in natural indigo. The resisted parts are fastly dipped for a lighter blue color. The patterns appear by arranging the dyed threads on the loom during the weaving process.
The basket weave texture of this Osaka scarf is inspired by traditional Japanese textile. The handspun cotton yarns are dyed in several indigo shades to create the mélange effect and to emphasize it’s authentic appeal. The open texture and it’s softness is ideal for wearing throughout the year.
The weft yarns of this Goka scarf have been dip-dyed into 2 beautiful indigo shades. The soft-edged weaving method creates a random line between the two different shades. The handspun cotton yarns with their uneven nubs emphasize the scarf’s natural beauty and add a rugged look to this soulful scarf.
The raw beauty of this Aomori scarf has a mature yet casual appearance. The unique combination of double weft yarns and open weave balances between simplicity and sophistication. The hand spun cotton yarns have been dipped repeatedly in natural indigo for a rich blue color. The open texture is ideal for wearing throughout the year.
Following the traditional indigo dyeing technique, the hand spun cotton yarns in this Chita scarf have been tinted in 2 different indigo blue shades. The hand woven stripe pattern distinguishes itself by its simplicity. The unevenness of the yarns creates a unique texture and emphasizes the natural beauty of the scarf.
The combination of dark indigo and raw cotton color in this Mogami scarf balances between elegance and authenticity. The uneven nubs of the yarns and the mélange color effect create a rugged yet sophisticated look. The handspun yarns are strengthened with rice powder during weaving to create it’s open texture. It’s a unique accessory to complete your wardrobe throughout the year.
The light weight of this Yatomi scarf makes it an unmissable accessory for the chilly spring and summer nights. The handspun cotton yarns are repeatedly dipped in natural indigo to create the rich deep indigo color. Color fading will occur by wearing in order to add your personal character to the scarf, just like a pair of denim jean.
About the author: Brandon Msimanga
Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Enjeanuity
I am passionate about both the history and the future of denim