Dyeing & Weaving

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Weave (p. 66 )

1. Produced in Tatebayashi City, Oragun, Gunma Prefecture

2. Characteristics: Hand woven plain "Kasuri" dyed with wooden patterns. A very popular white ikat as quoted in the phrase "Yamato in the West and Nakano in the East."

3. Uses: Summer male clothing

4. History: Indigo cotton ikat was woven in the late part of the Edo Period(1600-1868) and this white ikat appeared in the late Meiji Period(1868-1912).