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Weave (p. 103 )

1. Produced in Miyazu City, Kyoto-Fu.

2. Characteristics: Naive fabric hand woven with fibers from the wisteria vine. Looking like hemp fabric, it is coarse and has thick fibers.

3. Uses: Working clothes,"steaming cloth,""Tatami"mat borders, pouches.

4. History: One of the oldest fabrics woven since the 8th century. The fabrics of wisteria vine fibers had been produced in various places in Japan till the Meiji Period, however, they are produced only at a few places today, including a mountain village in Yamagata Prefecture.