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Dyeing the Thread, Echigo Jōfu

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

The thread is carefully dyed. In premodern Japan, indigo was the most common dye for ramie textiles as it is difficult to dye bast fibers with other natural dyes because of the delicacy of the thread. Today Echigo jōfu threads might be colored with synthetic dyes or with indigo or other natural dyes.

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  • Title: Dyeing the Thread, Echigo Jōfu
  • Subject Keywords: Echigo Jōfu
  • Type: Textile, Kimono
  • Rights: Photo: Courtesy of Honda Textiles, Minamiuonuma.
  • Medium: Handwoven

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