Made from the natural fibres of cotton and wool, tamaki niime shawls are produced by Niime Tamaki at her studio in Nishiwaki City, Hyogo Prefecture. Her one-of-a-kind shawls are created on a 1965 power loom. Aiming for extreme softness, she has spent years of trial and error perfecting the quality and structure of the fibres, as well as the weaving speed.
Knowledge gained on the power loom is then used to produce shawls on her other loom, a more efficient rapier model that can make several pieces at a time. The result is a soft feel that is extremely gentle on the skin. For CRAFTED FOR LEXUS, Ms. Tamaki selected a line-up of special colours.