Dyeing & Weaving

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Weave (p. 100 )

1. Produced in Shiga Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Recycled fabric woven with re-spun threads and down used as weft.

3. Uses: Sashes.

4. History: Traditionally fabric woven since more than 450 years. Hand woven with threads recycled from used silk, hemp and cotton, which were used for fishnets at Lake Biwa, and down of waterfowl. Rikyu Sen, founder and master of tea ceremony, said in high praise that it shows the culmination of "Wabi"(simple and quiet) and "Sabi"(elegant simplicity).