Jacquard Kasuri Shawl by NUNO
NUNO textiles are incredibly beautiful to look at and handle. By wrapping a NUNO shawl around your shoulders, or tying a scarf around your neck, you become an active participant in the creative process. No matter how beautiful it is in itself, only you can bring a simple piece of cloth to life as a functional textile.
NUNO’s “Jacquard Kasuri” Shawl in black, white, and gray is woven from ultra-soft, lightweight Merino wool, known for its non-itch long fibers that are as heat retentive as they are soft on the skin. Measures 78.7 x 23.6-inches.
Founded in 1984 by Reiko Sudo and Junichi Arai, NUNO is a highly innovative and influential textile design firm based in Tokyo, Japan. The word 'nuno' means fabric in Japanese, and the company - led by Sudo since 1987 - is known for its unconventional, experimental approach to textile design. Combining traditional weaving techniques with state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing technologies, the special production processes behind each of NUNO’s unique designs rely heavily on the expertise of Japan’s highly-skilled artisans. Inspiration comes from immediate observation of what materials can and cannot do, and some of NUNO's more interesting fabrics result from hands-on encounters with new, cutting edge materials and technologies. Examples of NUNO fabrics have been included in many international exhibitions and are held in the permanent collections of numerous major museums worldwide.