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Weave (p. 98 )

1. Produced in Sakai City, Osaka-fu.

2. Characteristics: Hand woven cotton rug with designs.

3. Uses: Rugs

4. History: It is said that the townsmen in Sakai first wove these rugs around 1831 after imitating "Nabeshima Dantsu" and Chinese rugs. Due to mechanical improvements in the Meiji Period weaving of wide rugs became possible. Around 1898 most of the products were exported. After WWII, handwoven Dantsu was replaced by machines. Wool is used as weft today.