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Japanese Vintage Textile Asa Miyako-jofu Man's Kimono

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1950: Item # 1301380

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Miyako-jufu man's kimono hand-woven of choma (ramie) and dyed with Ryukyu-ai. The wefts and the warps are hand plied. Miyako-jofu has been woven in Miyako Island in Okinawa since 14th century. It was called "Satsuma-jofu" in Edo period as the island belonged to Satsuma feudal domain. It was imposed as tax. It is time-consuming process of thread making, thread plying, weaving as matching the wefts and warps kasuri patterns. It is pounded with mallet to make it shiny after the cloth is woven. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 130cm x 136cm