Hakata ori ( 博多織 )

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Hakata ori

In Hakata ori, there are more warp threads, and the design is made by these threads. The tightly compacted warp threads are woven tightly and repeatedly using thick weft threads, and the resulting fabric is stiff and hard to loosen once it has been tied.

It has a distinctive squeaking sound, and it is well-loved as a hanhaba obi (half-width obi) for summer. The obi known as sha-kenjo matches well with yukatas and summer kimonos.
The typical hakata kenjo patterns are simple patterns consisting of stylized designs of Buddhist tools known as dokko and hanazara and stripes of varying thickness (thick and thin stripes represent parent and child accordingly). The feudal lord of Fukuoka, Kuroda Nagamasa, would present (kenjo) the fabric to the shogunate, which was how it got its name. Sankon, gokon and hoso-kenjo are names based on the number and thickness of the stripes in the pattern. Other stripe patterns are called koko-gara and oyako-gara, symbolizing parent and child.
Hakata ori is said to be brought to Japan from China by merchants from Hakata who brought back 5 skills they learnt in China. As it requires a large amount of strength to weave, it is often woven by men.
Nagoya obis and hassun obis made from the colorful mon-ori (woven design) Hakata ori are widely produced because of the rustling silk sound it makes and also because they are easy to tie.

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