These beautiful hand-woven chair pads newly arrived to UGUISU in December but the first lot sold out very quickly... Now we have them back in stock so here we are introducing these amazing products from Tohoku, northern Japan!
Dantsu are hand-woven rugs known for their exceptional quality. These dantsu chair pads are produced by Yonezawa Dantsu Takizawa Kobo in Yonezawa City an old castle town in south of Yamagata prefecture. Takizawa Kobo has been producing dantsu rugs using their original hand weaving machines since the 1960s. They have produced large sized rugs for Prime Minister's residence and big theaters in the past, but recently they are focusing on creations with the concept "How small could dantsu be made" and that is how this very small sized dantsu has become as a chair pad. This dantsu chair pad is a collaboration between Takizawa Kobo, Yamagata based designer Katsunobu Yoshida with UGUISU, this piece in this colour scheme and size is only available through UGUiSU.
Designs are created by a young local designer Katsunobu Yoshida and after visiting their factory we have had these chair pads made in two colour ways in our choice of colours and size which means these are exclusive to UGUiSU. We are so excited to introduce these new collaborative pieces! Each chair pad has quite a thickness so it is really comfortable to sit on, I hope you will get to feel it. The fringe on both sides can be tucked in or just leave them as they are depending on your liking.
Dantsu are high density hand-woven rugs. Since they are hand-woven various colours and patterns can be created, and how the structure is formed with wool yarns entwined to warp and then with weft and entwined yarns results in high density wool and provides thickness in the rug. If you check the back side you can see the exact pattern of what is seen on the front and that is the proof of a high density quality dantsu rug.