Kasezome is the art of skein dyeing, a hand dyeing method by wrapping undyed yarns into a loose coil and dipping them into a vat of Indigo (in this instance). The yarns are dyed to the core while still retaining their original texture, a feat only possible when the yarns are meticulously dyed by hand. Kakishibu has a deep-rooted history in Japanese craft culture & tradition, dating back to the early 13th century when it was first introduced to Japan from China. Annually in late August, unripe persimmon is harvested as their tannin or juice is extracted. Used as a multi-solution tool, Kakishibu was used to cure hangovers, for wood lacquering and even as a clearing agent for sake, to name only a few of the varied applications of the historic dye.
Just like the previous iteration of the "Kasezome" Selvedge Sashiko Baseball Cap, the fit is generous and will accommodate most head shapes - thanks to increased individual panel size, resulting in an overall larger dome. Taking cues from our Bomber Jacket collaboration, we added that well-deserved touch of luxury by selecting a gold rayon fabric as the piping for the cap. Retaining a touch of the familiar, the single Red and White eyelet stitching and durable metal fastener tie in the final elements to complete our latest dome piece project with SDA.
*Adjustable inner brim: 55~59cm (21.6"~23.2")