Nishijin'ori - Year of Tiger Edition

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$52.00 USD

In response to the Year of the Tiger, the "Tiger & Dragon" Nishijin'ori limited edition was launched. Unlike the high-profile gold thread in the past, this time is a non-golden version, to create a low-luxury texture through multi-layer weaving. This time we bring a total of four popular series from backpacks to mobile phone bags, also launched in ultra-limited edition.


Dimension & Weight(Height x Length x Width)
Darter16cm x 8cm x 5cm, 200g
Wander15cm x 23cm x 7cm, 300g
Skyline20cm x 28cm x 9cm, 350g
Predator48cm x 32cm x 15cm, 800g

Shipping & Delivery

All orders are processed by Dude & Bestie Headquarter in Hong Kong within 24 business hours. We ship to the countries / regions listed below.

Personalization order will be shipped out within 3-5 business days.

Hong Kong, Macao SF Express Delivery (1-3 days):
HK$30 / Free for orders of HK$400 or above
Taiwan SF Express Delivery (3-5 days):
NT$112 / Free for orders of NT$1500 or above
United States FedEx Express Delivery (3-7days):
US$10 / Free for orders of US$100 or above
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain FedEx Express Delivery (3-7days):
€13 / Free for orders of €100 or above
Singapore, Malaysia FedEx Express Delivery (3-7days):
USD$8 / Free for orders of USD$70 or above
Australia, New Zealand FedEx Express Delivery (3-7days):
AUD$15 / Free for orders of AUD$100 or above
Rest of World Shipping fee is calculated at checkout

History Behind

Nishijin-ori‘s origins are with the Yasushi family, who immigrated to Kyoto from China around the 5th to 6th century and introduced how to make silk textiles to the local people. By the 8th century, the royal court had created an official branch to supervise the textile artists and their production. These artisans used to live together around Chouza machi, Kamigyo ku, Kyoto, which became a textile Mecca.

After a long period of civil war between 1467 and 1477, the artisans returned to Kyoto and revived the textile industry in the area of Imagawa, Omiya, which used to be the fort for the West. Nishijin’s literal translation is the West fort. Since then, the name has been used for the method of weaving to create designs and patterns using dyed threads in Kyoto.

Implication of Tiger & Dargon

As the king of beasts, the tiger and dragon represent power and majesty. The constant roaring gust of wind is a symbol of rising to great ambition. In ancient times, the tiger and dragon are also was one of the four auspicious beasts, which had the auspicious meaning of warding off evil spirits and being well-rounded.

Precious & Limited

Nishijin Ori are yarn-dyed figured fabrics featuring woven patterns made with dyed yarn. A large number of steps are required to produce the finished products. The manufacturing process is based on division of labor, so that each step is performed manually by professionals.