Chirimen (Crêpe)

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Textile and dyeing techniques infused with the spirit of Tango

Chirimen (crepe) is a taffeta woven silk fabric that features detailed crimping patterns on the surface of the cloth. These crimps make the cloth hard to wrinkle for a fabric that's soft to the touch with a rich, vibrant hue. Of all crepe, Tango chirimen silk crepe is particularly renowned for being a high quality silk fabric. It's enjoying popularity in recent years for use not only in high quality kimono and wrapping cloth, but in handbags, purses, pouches, and other Japanese style accessories.


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