Our Thread Leather Collection textiles are inspired by Samurai armor, which often combined the strength and flexibility of leather with the beauty and elegance of urushi lacquer and gold leaf. We weave this textile on a customized vintage ‘hikibaku sochi’ loom that was used for weaving obi sash in the traditional ‘haku’ technique, in which gold leaf, mother of pearl and other precious materials were adhered to washi paper, cut into strips and woven into the obi. These textiles are meticulously handcrafted and we are not aware of a similar textile in the world. People find the tactile feel of the textiles to be especially seductive.
Vectran, the worlds strongest fiber, is woven to create a canvas base upon which other fibers may be woven. This sample used Japanese ‘asa’ linen. Patterns, logos and so one may be created by using different materials and colored threads.
This textile has the possibility to be made bulletproof, and elegant.