Skein-Dyed Indigo Kimono Fabric Pointed Tie #2
This tie is made from "Matsusaka Momen" fabric, a traditional, skein-dyed cotton fabric woven in Mie Prefecture in the southwest of Japan. Matsusaka Momen (literally "Matsusaka Cotton") is characterized by hand-dyed indigo yarns used to make unique, refined stripe and plaid patterns.
The laborious process of hand-dyeing skeins of cotton yarn is largely unchanged since ancient times. Raw cotton yarn is carefully wound into large loops, or "skeins," which are then dipped by hand into naturally-fermented vats of indigo dye. This entirely hand-performed process of winding, dipping, and re-dipping yields yarn with beautiful variations in tone and depth of color. Because Matsusaka Momen is woven specifically for kimonos and other traditional Japanese garments, it's packaged in "tan" units -- a variable unit of measure that equates to the amount of fabric needed to make a specific garment. Just under a foot wide and about 11 yards long, a kimono tan is considerably smaller than a standard roll of modern fabric.
Due to the extremely narrow width of Matsusaka Momen fabric, this tie is constructed from three panels of fabric instead of the usual two.
- Available exclusively at Hickoree's
- Skein-dyed indigo "Matsusaka Momen" fabric
- 100% cotton
- Washed once to soften the fabric
- Fabric origin: Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture, Japan
- Traditional 4-fold construction
- Tipping made with USA-sourced cotton muslin
- Label and loop trims constructed from USA-sourced natural cotton twill tape
- 57" long x 2-5/8" at wide end
Made in USA (New York City)