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"Dyeing Oshima tsumugi thread with mud", Honba Oshima Tsumugi Fabric

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
Kyōto-shi, Japan

The origins of Honba Oshima tsumugi fabric back some 1300 years, making it the oldest textile art with a continuous tradition. Even before the Nara period (710-794), Kagoshima was active in sericulture, and hand-spun silk thread was used to make tsumugi textiles. The dyeing technique is based on methods dating to the year 661, during the time of Emperor Tenji (626-671,r 668-671).

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  • Title: "Dyeing Oshima tsumugi thread with mud", Honba Oshima Tsumugi Fabric
  • Subject Keywords: Honba Oshima Tsumugi Fabric, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Type: Kimono, Textile, Natural dye, Hand woven, Old photograph, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Rights: © Honba Oshima Tsumugi Orimono Cooperative Society
  • External Link: Honbaoshimatsumugi Orimono Cooperative Society

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