Tango Chirimen is a high-class silk goods produced in the Tango region, North Kyoto. Tango region is known as the biggest production area of silk fabrics with 300 years of history. Tango Chirimen refers to a fabric with embosses, small projecting and recessed patterns appeared all over the surface, which is made by first creating a texture by alternately weaving the warp (raw silk without twist) and the weft (raw silk with a strong twist), scouring it, and letting the yarn shrink.
The above-mentioned pattern (the embosses) is the biggest characteristic of Tango Chirimen, which is often known as a representative Chirimen in Japan. It hardly wrinkles, its supple texture is outstanding, and due to the diffused reflection over its pattern, its dyed surface could produce a rich, profound color.
All Handmade, from yarn manufacturing, dyeing to weaving
Kuska is managed by Kuska Corp., a long-established fabric store, located in Tango, Kyoto, a region known as the biggest production area of silk fabric in Japan. Kuska is characterized by their products' high-quality, made possible through handmade processes all done in-house, as well as the handwoven's texture with warmth, something that machines would never be able to create.
Their products are considered as rare items, since a weaver could only produce two or three products. As it uses a special texture, even through the procedure of sewing, each individual product is carefully finished through hand-sewing by skillful craftsmen.
Normally items will be shipped in 2 working days. If they are out of stock, we will inform you when they are going to be shipped.
Founded in 1935 in Tango, Kyoto Prefecture. Kuska developed products such as neckties and stoles that utilize Tango's silk crepe, a material with 300 years of tradition, maintaining its high-quality. They practice in-house production, performing yarn manufacturing, dyeing, and finishing touches. Thus, a craftsman can only make up to 2 or 3 products per day.