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Japanese Antique Textile Asa Okuso Fabric Zokin

Japanese Antique Textile Asa Okuso Fabric Zokin

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1930: Item # 1208602

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Two pieces of okuso cloth. Okuso is a name of the waste fiber (tow) which is produced when asa (hemp) threads are made. It is said that these okuso pieces were used as dust cloth in old days when cotton was precious, especially in Northern regions as Tohoku. 19th or early 20th century. 49cm x 39cm, 53cm x 48cm