Weave (p. 130 )
1. Produced in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture.
2. Characteristics: Indigo dyed cotton fabric with splash pattern (Kasuri). There are 2 types: "Kon(dark blue) Satsuma" with dark blue background and "Shiro(white) Satsuma" with white background and dark blue splash patterns.
3. Uses: Clothing.
4. History: A fabric called "Satsuma Kon(dark blue) Ori," had been woven during1532-55, which was an indigo dyed cotton with plain or stripe patterns. during1736-41, when "Satsuma Gasuri" was first woven. Before that period, the feudal government of Satsuma(Kagoshima) used to put into market "Ryukyu(Okinawa) Gasuri" by the name of "Satsuma Gasuri." The Ryukyu Gasuri was produced in Ryukyu which was then reigned under the Satsuma feudal government. The Satsuma Gasuri produced after WWII has designs more like those of "Oshima Tsumugi."