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Weave (p. 41 )

1. Produced in Morioka city, Iwate Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Fabric woven with wool manually span and dyed with plant dyes.

3. Uses: Western clothes("Yofuku") ,coat, sashes, shawls, mufflers, neckties.

4. History: Sheep breeding started and weaving techniques were instructed by a British missionary inn this region in early Meiji. A Ms. Otoko Umehara made efforts for production and popularization in the Taisho and Showa Eras, obtaining official recognition as the special product of the Prefecture.