Yukara-ori

Yukara-ori
1. Produced in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido.

2. Characteristics: Kind of homespun woven with wool, silk and flax which are produced in Hokkaido. The textile is light and has a warm touch with the picturesque designs of nature in Hokkaido. The technique used is a hand woven brocade with raised designs.

3. Uses: "Obi"(sash), "haori(coat for kimono) coats, shawls, mufflers, neckties, pouches and mats.

4. History: Production started around 1962 with a special wool of Hokkaido, as the main material. "Yukara" means "legend" in the Ainu language.