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Crafted for Lexus: Tamaki Niime shawls

Crafted for Lexus is an exclusive curation of contemporary lifestyle products available at Intersect stores and other Lexus outlets worldwide. The items are produced in collaboration with traditional artisans and emerging designers, with the expressed aim of delivering fresh interpretations on classic products, in harmony with the Lexus spirit of craftsmanship.

In this series we focus on individual products within the Crafted for Lexus collection, continuing with…

Crafted for Lexus: Tamaki Niime’s soft shawls

Woven using only natural cotton or wool fibres, Tamaki Niime’s eponymous shawls are produced in her studio in Nishiwaki, a city in the geographical centre of Japan famous for banshu-ori, the traditional art of textile manufacturing.

Aiming for ultimate comfort, Niime spent many years perfecting the quality and structure of the fibres within her shawls, as well as the specific speed and density of the weave. The result is a soft feel that is extremely gentle on the skin. Lighter, all-cotton shawls feature in the spring/summer collection, while a luxurious wool and cotton blend features in the autumn/winter collection.

Crafted for Lexus

Niime’s hero product for the Crafted for Lexus collection is the Only One Shawl, each being unique and individually created on her vintage, 1965 power loom (above). Alternatively, the more affordable Roots Shawl is produced in sets using similar techniques, yet on a faster and more efficient rapier power loom.

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Look out for the next post in our examination of the Crafted for Lexus collection, which will focus on the Sphelar Power solar torch.

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