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Oshima tsumugi

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    2019.08.07
    Variety of traditional Tatsugo pattern from Oshima tsumugi
    Tatsugo(龍郷) pattern is well-known for the representative traditional pattern of Oshima tsumugi.
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    2019.03.27
    Simple cross kasuri patterned Oshima tsumugi
    Oshima tsumugi is famous for its mud-dyeing technique and elaborated kasuri patterns. Meanwhile, simple designed, bright colored oshima tsumugi are also produced substantially.
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    2019.01.13
    Unique zanshi (wasted yarn) oshima tsumugi
    Oshimatsumugi's delicate kasuri (ikat) yarns are produced by unique hand loom, called "shimebata" where yarns are once weaved according to the pattern in order for creating the resist dyeing on yarns. Usually ikat or kasuri employs tie-dyeing method, yet oshima tsumugi develops, you can say, loom-dyeing method,  which may be the world's most complicated and elaborate yarn resist dying technique.
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