The dyed threads are strengthened with paste before measuring them on a warping table. (hedai). To make one kimono width of 38 centimeters, the weaver measures 560 warp threads, selecting the colors and their order according to her taste and ingenuity after consulting sample fabrics collected in sample books containing small cuttings of previously woven cloths. When placed on the loom the measured threads become the warps and form the special striped Tanba-fu designs.


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