The Experience of Artisanship | TATINOYA factory
The weavers of Tatinoya exemplify how a traditional Kyoto art and craft has applied its precise techniques to satisfy contemporary tastes for natural materials. Testament to their innovation, Tatinoya received a Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry award for its newest textile, ki-ori, or “woven wood” (木織り). As makers of Kyoto’s revered Nishijin-style fabrics, Tatinoya adapted its techniques for weaving gold leaf into elaborate brocades to transform thin wood sheets, known as tennâge, into thread. Along with Tatinoya’s earlier modification of widening their looms from a narrow width for the kimono’s obi sash, they pushed on to design their exclusive genuine wood textile.