Pattern

Flowing gradation of colors

流れる色の移ろい

The beauty of the textile of “SANJIKU” is in its fine gradations of colors. The brand name came from “Sanjiku-Kumiori”, a type of silk fabric that is produced by a huge circular loom which as of now only two such machines can be found in Kyoto. With the advantage of the technical value of the fabric derived from “Kyokumihimo”, Omiya Co., Ltd. has developed and launched the new brand. A notable method of production is the use of jacquard cards which are still being used even though digital data has taken over the industry in recent years. The complexity of the pattern of “SANJIKU” cannot be created without it.

Sanjiku-Kumiori (tri-axial woven fabric)
"Sanjiku-Kumiori" is a unique silk fabric born in Kameoka area in Kyoto and woven with threads which run in three directions. For the production of this fabric, the traditional technique of "Kyokumihimo" passed down from over a thousand years ago, has been applied and it enables the production of elastic and durable fabric. Thus, it is often used for the sash of kimono.

繊細な色のグラデーションが美しい「SANJIKU」の織物。ブランド名の由来は「三軸組織」と呼ばれるシルク生地で、京都に二台のみ残る巨大な円形の織機で生産されている。京都の老舗である近江屋が、京くみひもを応用したこの織物技術に注目し、開発した。近年デジタルデータに取って代わられつつある貴重な紋紙を用いることで、この複雑な模様が生まれる。

三軸組織(さんじくくみおり)

「三軸組織」とは、京都の亀岡で生まれた、三方向に走る糸で織られる特殊なシルク布地のこと。1000年以上前から伝わる京組みひもの技術が応用されており、伸縮性があり、強度が高いのが特徴である。主に着物の帯に使われている。

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