Dyeing & Weaving

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Weave (p. 129 )

1. Produced in Ayamachi Higashimorokatagun, Miyazaki Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Silk Tsumugi(pongee) fabric hand woven with threads hand spun from floss. Threads are dyed with plant dyes. The fabric is somewhat like the Okinawanユs.

3. Uses: Clothing.

4. History: A new fabric created by Tokiwa Akiyama in 1951, who made the best use of the natural circumstances in an area where plant for dyes is rich and water is good for dyeing.