Inspired by the tradition of the ancient dyeing technique 'Edo Kumon', Futabaya's scarves incorporate the technique used originally by the Samurai families.
Originally a fashion amongst the Samurai families, Edo Komon began to be dyed on textiles during the Muromachi era. During the Edo era it was used for formal wear for the Samurai families, where each family had a unique pattern and could therefore be identified from the design of their kimono. Kimono for merchants was limited to pongee, cotton and hemp, and flashy colors were prohibited. It was acceptable to freely use brown and grey colors, and craftsmen in Edo expressed these two colors in various ways. The types of designs increased and various dye techniques were developed one after another. The Spirits of people who lived in Edo were expressed in dyed goods. Edo Komon's processes include preparation of paper patterns, engraving, dyeing, washing and finally steaming. We, Some-no-Sato Futaba-en have all of these craftsmen internally, to finish Edo Komon in one continuous operation.
Made from 100% fine wool using the Edo Komon dyeing technique.