Kogire

Kogire
They use old kimono fabric. Colorful antique kimonos have become a popular interior decoration element. Most of the supply found in shops today was actually mass-produced in the Meiji-era or later. Foreign dealers were the first to recognize the value of kogire, or antique fabrics. With that, their popularity and price soared ten-fold in Japan as well. Most popular, however, were fabrics mass-produced in the Meiji-era or later. On the whole, Edo-era dyeing and weaving are modest in color, with none of the splendor seen in Meiji-era and later pieces. In contrast to the latter, however, which were mass-produced, Edo-era fabrics are the crystallization of handiwork in the true sense of the word, beginning with the spinning of the thread.