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Weave (p. 53 )

1. Produced in Ojiya City,Niigata prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Cotten fabric with naive quality which keeps its characteristics even after many washings. Cotton yarn is mainly used with a few hand spun cotton threads.

3. Uses: Working clothes, everyday clothes and bedding.

4. History: Cotton plantations have existed since old days in Katagai Machi, Ojiya City. Cotton threads are spun manually with a tool called Bun bun for weaving dark blue cotton cloths. Plain cotton cloths are also woven for dyeing with indigo.