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Weave (p. 51 )

1. Produced in Saberi Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture.

2. Characteristics: Silk fabrics looking fresh and neat, used mainly for male "Hakama"(skirt). There are 3 types of fabrics: plain fabric, twilled fabric and gauze. Designs are mostly light brown or grey stripes on dark blue background.

3. Uses: Male "Hakama," wallets, mufflers, etc.

4. History: Woven since Bunka Era (1804-1818) it is also called " Murakami Hira," 2 kinds of threads are used, totally processed and partially processed silk thereads.