「尾張有松に摩訶不思議な染物あり」

有松の絞り染めの歴史は四百年前に遡ります。

江戸と京都を結ぶ東海道に生まれた有松の町は
文化、経済、人を結ぶ交差点となっていました。

時代を重ね培われた絞り染めの技法は
世界一の数と多様性を誇り
その伝統は「絞る」「染める」の
たった二つの手仕事に託されました。

私たちは今
その伝統の魅力を呼び覚まし
現代的なアート ・ 工芸 ・ デザインの間を
一枚の布で「和える」。

えも言われぬその美しい
「有松絞染の粋」を表現し、世界へ届けたい。

その思いから『有松絞染』と名を新たに掲げ
このプロジェクトを始動しました。

“Arimatsu is where they have very profoundly mysterious dyed cloth.”

That is what has been said for over 400 hundred years about Arimatsu.
Born on the old Tokaido Road that connected Kyoto the Edo, old Tokyo,
the town became an intersection for culture, business and people from all walks of life.

Since then, the ensuing centuries nurtured Arimatsu’s resist dyeing techniques
so they now are the world’s most numerous and varied.
The Arimatsu tradition let tying and dyeing to separate into two handicrafts.
This let the two fields develop and innovate while also creating an inherent need to collaborate.

By rediscovering this appeal of the Arimatsu tradition, we let a collaboration of
contemporary art, craft and design to creatively express itself in each cloth we produce.
The indefinable beauty of “Arimatsu Shibori-some iki”, or aesthetic,
is the expression we want to deliver to the world.

This idea is the genesis of our project to herald a new era of Arimatsu Shibori-some
so that each new cloth will prove even more profoundly mysterious.