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Atelier Havier Vintage Katazome and Matteo Oat Linen Handkerchief


This is the second handkerchief in the new Atelier Havier collection featuring vintage kimono  Katazome cotton and luxurious Matteo linen. Sewn using the same technique as the Signature handkerchiefs using premium threads and embroidered with a distinct first edition makers mark.

Kasuri (絣) is a Japanese word for fabric that has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. It is an Ikat (resist-dyeing) technique. The patterns are characterized by a blurred or brushed appearance. The warp and weft threads are resist-dyed in specific patterns. Prior to dyeing, sections of the warp and weft yarns are tightly wrapped with thread to protect them from the dye. When woven together, the undyed areas interlace to form patterns . Many variations are possible. Kasuri patterns may be applied to the warp or to the weft; or to both the warp and the weft. There are many techniques used to create kasuri. The cloth is classified with different names depending on the method used. 


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