Suzusan, Family Inheritance

Shibori is a traditional Japanese textile dyeing technique dating back over 400 years. Portions of the fabric’s surface are tied, sewn and folded through complex and delicate hand manipulations, and then tinted, creating color gradation and contrasts as well as three-dimensional patterns and pleat effects.
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Before finishing, the fabric is handled by four or five different craftspeople. The manufacturing process – which relies on a rural production chain – has remained virtually unchanged for centuries.
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Suzusan has its roots in Arimatsu, where the Murase family has ennobled fabric for five generations according to the traditional Shibori methods. Their passion and desire for perfection have led them to consider Shibori as their own cultural heritage to be dutifully protected. In order to combat the decline of this practice, Suzusan uses innovative techniques and has developed contemporary creations to refresh the image of this artisanal craft.
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From February 16-18, 2016, Suzusan participates in Maison d’Exceptions, the space at Première Vision dedicated to haute création.
Photo Credits: Suzusan