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Weave (p. 85 )

1. Produced in Kawaguchikomachi Tsurugun, Yamanashi Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Thick and heavy silk fabric, woven with organzine ('Mo- roneri ito"), mostly with horizontal stripes.

3. Uses: Clothing.

4. History: Striped "Tsumugi"(pongee) was woven in this area in the1830ユs. When the technique for using twisted threads for warp was introduced here in the Meiji Era, "Oishi Karaito Ori" was born. "Kara ito" means organzine.