Tango Chirimen is a high-class silk product that has been made 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 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 rich, profound color.
Thread-Making, Dyeing, and Weaving, All Done Manually
The greatest features of Kuska’s textile, produced by Kuska Co., Ltd., an old-established maker in Tango, Kyoto, also known as the biggest production center of silk goods, are its high quality and warmth, which is created by producing the good entirely by hand and which are features that machines could never express.
It is a rare product because a single weaver produces only 2 to 3 pieces a day. As it is a special textile, each is carefully and manually sewed by skilled craftsmen.
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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.