Noun, meaning: Warmth
In the Edo Period, farmers at Hamamatsu Shizuoka Prefecture began Hataori
「機織り」as winter set in. Hataori is an intricate fabric production process that connects families in the village. Each family works on a step in the process before passing it on. The village was blessed with warm weather, the perfect condition for cotton making.
In the following Meiji Period, the first power driven weaving machine was created, but it wasn’t until the Showa period that the fabric weaving industry reached its peak and glory.
However, since the beginning of the Heisei period, foreign imports have replaced local production. The EnshuTsumugi fabric made by these local craftsmen, where cotton production originates, has become limited and rare. Regardless, these dedicated craftsmen still treasure the tradition of passing on warmth from one person to another.
A skilled craftsman imbues warmth and love into the fabric.
“We weave every piece of cloth, as if it will be used for our daughter’s wedding. With the feeling of love to take good care of and gift her the best future”, were the words of the craftsmen in the ‘Fabric House’. Warmth is imbued in Enshu Tsumugi fabric through the many hands that skillfully and traditionally nurture it.
DetailsEnshu Tsumugi Handkerchief has a fluffy and soft texture that enhances with use. The range of colors and patterns allow you to select the best. You can pass on warmth as a gift for others, or as a useful gift wrap.
Material: Cotton 100%
Size: 39cm x 39cm