小倉織是在日本福岡県北九州市的傳統棉布，在十七世紀初期普遍被用來製作和服褲裙(穿在和服外面的長裙)跟和服的腰帶 (和服用的寬帶子)。雖然厚寬而且堅韌但是它卻有著柔軟的質地。直立條紋的優點創造了它獨特而柔和的顏色漸層也給予了直條紋立体的特殊效果。小倉織約在八十年前消失但是從西元 1984 年它卻在築城則子的手上獲得重生。而小倉織所誕生的品牌就是小倉縞縞 KOKURA SHIMA SHIMA。
KOKURA SHIMA SHIMA
Kokura Stripes is a textile that was produced at the beginning of the 17th century by the Kokura feudal clan of southern Japan.
A cotton cloth with vertical stripes, it was used to make the hakama (samurai trousers) and the obi (sash).
This fabric is thick and strong, but has a soft texture. The use of a greater number of warp threads in relation to weft threads creates delicate color gradations, giving the vertical stripes a 3-dimensional effect. The production of Kokura Stripes ceased around 1930,
but it was revived by textile artist Noriko Tsuiki in 1984. The machine woven KOKURA SHIMA SHIMA collection,
designed by Tsuiki, was launched in 2007.