Exceptional mother-of-pearl

Tamiya Raden, weaving mother-of-pearl


Developed in 1977, the Raden fabric technique (similar to marquetry inlay) derives directly from the local culture of the Tango region. It is the rich encounter between marine life and 300 years of history tied to the making of luxury kimono fabrics.

Tamiya Raden inlays gold, silver and genuine mother-of-pearl to the surface of washi paper, which is then cut into fine strips and woven on a handloom. Based on ancestral manufacturing techniques, these fabrics are finding uses beyond traditional Japanese costumes, for clothing and accessories.

Tamiya Raden participates in Maison d’Exceptions, the space dedicated to haute création.

Maison d’Exceptions – Access upon invitation

Première Vision Leather – Hall 3