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Weave (p. 97 )

1. Produced in Meiwacho Takigun, Mie Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Cotton fabric woven with threads dyed in indigo produced by local farmers.

3. Uses: Clothing, bedding.

4. History: Several kinds of cotton fabrics and mixed woven fabrics had been produced in quantity by farmers as side jobs in this district during 1573-96. These fabrics were shipped to Edo by traders in Ise(Mie Prefecture) and became known as quality cotton fabrics in the 1681-1704. In the middle of the Meiji Period(1868-1912) the production became specialized. Since around 1936, production decreased with the introduction of weaving machines.