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Gyu gyu (Cows) Brown


Eye catching Gyu gyu (cows) print by Japanese designer kata kata.

Sold in 50cm, for continuous yardage select multiple quantities.
1 → 50cm, 2 → 1m, 3 → 1.5m, 4 → 2m

Available in Pripela (85% Cotton 15% Linen) and Lyocell (100% Cotton).

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Kata kata is made up of the husband and wife team, Chie and Takeshi.
They specialise in traditional Japanese dyeing methods of katazome and chusen. They use these methods to create the stencils and distinct designs you see in their handprinted fabrics.

Because each and every piece of these striking fabrics are hand printed and they can not be produced in large quantities. See the others in the curated selection below and snap some up.

Gyu gyu… (ぎゅうぎゅう) can mean cows or it can mean packed tightly – so there really is no better name for this fabric design by kata kata!

‘In the quiet time before the sun rises the cow’s eyes and nose are wet and glistening. The fabric’s name is a playful pun, but this is the scenery I imagine.’ – kata kata

The black and white shapes against the warm brown background give the eye a wonderful journey of discovery. Available in both Cotton Lyocell or a weighty Cotton Linen, you could make anything from blouses and dresses with drape or trousers, shackets and more!

Designed, handprinted and made in Japan, kata kata philosophy is one that prioritises artistry, storytelling and connection! They begin each of their designs with a story and hope that the fabrics will spark your imagination as you unfold them and conversations as you wear them!

Pripela: 85% Cotton 15% Linen

Pripela: 85% Cotton 15% Linen
Lyocell: 100% Cotton
Gyu gyu is also available in Navy: click here

Other kata kata designs:
Tako Red
Tako Grey
Gyu gyu Navy 

50cm x 106cm wide : 19.5″ x 42″ wide

Sold in 50cm, for continuous yardage select multiple quantities.
1 → 50cm
2 → 1m
3 → 1.5m
4 → 2m

· Because of the nature of the material, some shrinkage occurs with washing (allow for shrinkage of approximately 2%)
· Due to the nature of hand printing, there may be differences in colour, bleeding, alignment etc. There will also be a visible join mark where the design stencils begin and end – this is called the katakuchi and is integrated into the fabric design.
· Different fabric substrates will absorb the dye differently and may affect the crispness of the lines and the intensity of the colours.
· Please be aware that some screens will display colour different depending on their settings.
· kata kata commercial use guideline do not allows for the sale of goods using kata kata fabrics.

Additional information

Dimensions 106 cm

Lyocell, Cotton Linen Blend




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