Hakata Ori is a special type of weaving with silk textile used to make kimonos and obis (sashes). High quality Chinese silk matched with the weaving style of Hakata Ori was unmatched in the whole of Japan. Hakata Ori became the choice textile for wealthy merchants, samurai and the ruling class in Japan. Let’s look how Hakata Ori began and became so famous.
Japanese embroidery is decorative embroidery with very detailed designs or patterns. People often addressed Sashiko as Japanese embroidery but for natives they are definitely different. So why do I call it multifunctional?