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Samurai have pulled out all the stops this season to conjure up this truly one-of-a-kind fabric for S/S 2023. Each panel features a unique stitching pattern with a 3D texture, which when combined with Kasuri dyed Natural Indigo yarns results in the immensely streaky patterns seen throughout the hat. The differences in color are also the result of how many dye cycles the yarns go through, resulting in variegated hues of Indigo.
Kasuri (or 絣) is the Japanese term for a fabric that has a color range of dyed fibers to create patterns and images within a textile. It is similar to Ikat dyeing, a form of resistance dyeing. Ikat is the predecessor to Kasuri techniques and was first developed during the reign of the Ryukyu Kingdom (modern-day Okinawa), around 1200AD. Traditional Japanese fabrics have been produced with these techniques for centuries by highly skilled artisans and is a renowned and revered material for the Japanese.
*Inner Brim measurement - 52cm (20.4") - 59cm (23.2")