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Japanese Antique Textile Miyako-jofu Choma Ramie Kimono

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1379815

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Haruko Watanabe
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3-6-15-1605 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo, Japan

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Miyako-jofu woman's kimono with fine kasuri which is hand-woven of choma (ramie) and dyed with Ryukyu-ai. Wefts and 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 wefts and warps kasuri pattern. It is pounded with mallet to make it shiny after the cloth is woven. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 128cm x 150cm