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2019.01.13
True value of hand loomed textiles? Two types of Japanese traditional looms

機織り娘

In Japan, there are a wide variety of hand loomed traditional craft textiles. In terms of the diversity of living traditional hand-loomed textiles, Japan would stand out unlike any other in the world. Amid dominating almost entirely machine made fabrics in the market and everyday life, hand loomed textile’s artistry, subtlety or practicality in everyday life, or the differences with machine made fabrics should be focused on.

There are mainly two types of Japanese traditional hand looms: Takahata and Jibata. In this entry, I’ll introduce what Takahata and Jibata are, and different textiles weaved by Takahata and Jibata.

 

The initial picture with a female weaver using Jibata, also known as izari loom. This is the most primitive type of hand loom, which has longer history than takahata loom, and in other words, takahata had been developed from jibata. …

 

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