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A purple root dye is a plant dye that is dyed using the roots of a plant called Murasaki, and a red dye. In addition to the old patterns of 大 枡, 小 枡 and 涌, the patterns originally designed extend to 800 types. The throttling is done by hand work of dozens of local squeezers. One of the charms of handicrafts is the warmth and unique beauty of the hand, and the change in color that is tasteful every year.

History / History

It is said that Shizen dyeing was transmitted to the southern region before the Kamakura period, and it was produced under the jealous protection of the samurai during the Shosei period, but it completely disappeared after the Meiji Restoration. However, in Taisho 5 the Southern Shine Dyeing Research Institute was established and was restored, and the founder, who was the chief engineer of the research institute in 1982, independently founded Kusushido.

how to use

There are also people who can make clothes in clothesline and obi areas. There are a large number of accessories such as table centers, wallets, bags, etc., so you can use them widely as gifts.

Main products

  • Pure silk Dressing land: around 500,000 yen
  • Pure silk Nagoya Obi: about ¥ 200,000
  • Cotton table center: 3,600 yen
  • Small coin purse: 2,800 yen
  • Cotton Furoshiki: 5,800 yen-

Award calendar

Awarded the Director of Small and Medium Enterprises Agency award and many other prizes at Bronze World Prize in France and the World Exposition of Belgium and the Ministry of Industry and Crafts Craft Exhibition “Unchecked” and various other domestic exhibitions.

Manufacturing process

Raw material → refining · de-sizing → bottom pickling → withering → die-cutting → die-cutting → type-setting → squeezing → inspection → dyeing → squeezing-out → water washing · drawing out → finishing

contact information

Limited company Kusushido

〒 020-0885

Morioka City Ashiyamachi 2-15

TEL 019-622-6668