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The hemp palm bark is first removed to extract the layer called bachi. The fibres differ depending on the section of the bark, and only fibres from a particular section of the bark are suitable for making tawashi. The bark is put through a machine that turns it into fibres. Because hemp palm fibre is water resistant and long lasting, it is used to make products such as ropes used on Japanese-style ships.

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  • Title: Combing hemp palm bark, Kishū Tawashi
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location: TAKADA KOZO SHOTEN
  • Subject Keywords: Wakayama prefecture
  • Original Source: TAKADA KOZO SHOTEN
  • Rights: © TAKADA KOZO SHOTEN

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