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Weave (p. 116 )

1. Produced in Hirose City, Shimane Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: A regenerated fabric, in which hemp or cotton threads are used as warp and used silk or cotton cloths are used as weft. The combination of used cloths creates varieties in stripes. Thick, strong, and therefore, good for keeping warm.

3. Uses: Working clothes, farming clothes, sashes, table cloths, small articles.

4. History: In such areas as Northern Tohoku, Sado Island or Sanin District, where cotton does not grow well, and therefore, was valuable, this type of regenerated fabric was produced and used for cloths for private uses.