Geometric motifs are combination of “Shu Brocade.” Inspired by third-century brocades from the Chinese Kingdom of Shu, these patterns combine octagonal and square motifs. Floral and animal motifs are often incorporated as well.
Ooshima tsumugi silk textiles are made from a labor-intensive process involving two stages of weaving and over 100 rounds of dyeing. Despite its high production value, it is only worn for non-ceremonial occasion since the process is considered to be less elite than the paint-dyed technique.
The inner lining includes eight different parts (hakkake) on the bottom and sleeve edges that gives the inner lining a more colorful appearance.
Shiny dark indigo Ooshima tsumugi with various interwoven floral geometric motif patterning with a red inner lining.