Presenting a Hakata-ori strap courtesy of Chikuzen Orimono Co., Ltd, a company with 777 years of traditional craftsmanship expertise.
Hakata-ori is a popular local craft good sold in Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture. Considered among the three top textiles in Japan, it is a traditional fabric that has been in use since the Kamakura period (1185-1333 CE). During the Edo period (1603-1868 CE), Kuroda Nagamasa sent Hakata-ori textiles as tribute to the shogunate. The patterns used in those fabrics featured a stripe motif placed in between a "tokko hanazara" pattern used in tribute items, so the pattern came to be called the "tribute pattern" and became an emblem of Hakata-ori. Now, Knot's original strap features that Hakata-ori in that classic tribute pattern. Enjoy history and tradition on your wrist with this pattern.
Signature gloss and elegant touch typical of Hakata-ori fabric.
To weave a 32cm belt, it takes between 6,000 and 10,000 warp threads being so densely packed that the weft becomes almost invisible. This technique achieves a very supple material that is also strong and resilient. This is a dense and tightly woven fabric that feels good on the wrist.
This one-of-a-kind strap combines Hakata-ori fabric with vegetable tanned Tochigi Leather for a striking combination.
This one-of-a-kind strap combines Hakata-ori fabric with vegetable tanned Tochigi Leather for a striking combination. The reverse side contains an emblazoned certificate by the Hakata-ori Industry Association indicating that the material passes its standards.
Established in 1949. Chikuzen Orimono Co., Ltd. using its traditional knowledge and techniques to produce Hakata-ori, a traditional craft with a history of nearly 800 years. The company has two traditional craft artisans on its roster and two designers from the younger generation, and received the Prime Minister's Award 15 out of 17 times (as of 2019) at Hakata-ori appraisal contests where the finest Hakata-ori textiles in Japan are judged.
Chikuzen Orimono Co., Ltd. draws on extensive knowledge and expertise to bring this traditional textile to the world.