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Weave (p. 52 )

1. Produced in Kamo City, Niigata Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Strong cotton fabric with naive quality. vertical stripes are for kimono and cross and horizontal stripes are for bedding.

3. Uses: Working clothes, bedding, gloves and folk art items.

4.History: Oriiginated in Edo period (1600-1868 ) and flourished in late Taisho period (1912-1926 ) . After cotten yarn was imported in 1889, striped cotten fabrics were woven with the warp of cotten yarn and the weft of domestic cotten threads. The fabric was later called  " Kamo Shima" ( stripe ). Today, main products are of synthetic fibers and silk and "Kamo Shima " is rarely produced.