Loading

The aotsuzura vine (warp) is placed between the reeds of the loom to weave in the arrowroot vine (weft).
The making of a box begins with the weaving of the bottom part, before weaving upward to make the sides. The corners where the upright sides meet are joined together using hemp palm strips. Finally, madake (Japanese timber bamboo, Phyllostachys bambusoides) is attached to the top edges and finishing by wrapping hemp palm strips around them.

Show lessRead more
  • Title: Weaving a box, Minakuchi Handicraft
  • Subject Keywords: Minakuchi handicraft, Shiga Prefecture
  • Rights: Photo: © Demizu Noriaki

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile