Historical Materials Room at the Nishijin Textile Centre
The Nishijin Mill in historic Kyoto is well known and more information can be found on the centre's website. One of the more interesting features of the centre is the Historical Materials Room. This is a mini museum which traces the development of Kyoto textiles over the past few hundred years. These two kimono were especially impressive examples local weaving and dying processes.
As a quilter, the wall hangings around the centre were also of special interest. The fine weaves and sublte colours of modern Nishijin fabrics lend themselves well to these exquisite pieces
I can't wait until my box of Nishijin silks arrive from Kyoto!