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Textile of Yamagata

Yonezawa textileUnrefined hemp textureNagai pongeeShirataka pongeeCarpetShinjo high-quality habutai silkTsuruoka silk Uetsu shina cloth

 

 In mountain village, Sekikawa where snow of Atsumi district was deep, Shinaori has been performed for a long time in all families. Although it is not sure, as for the origin, it is counted to "three major ancient textures" with Basho-fu Textile of Okinawa, Kuzu texture of Shizuoka.
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 Silk production center of the most northern limit of Japan.
It begins to silkworm egg, and coherent process is gathered until manufacture of silk fabrics by this ground. We continued making Tsuruoka silk with feelings to manufacturing and introduced brand as [kibiso].
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 It begins in what we recommended as special product of Era of Feudal Clans Tozawa feudal clan, and wet texture and dignity feature luster that there is.
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 Though engineer was invited in 1935 by China, and technical introduction was carried out, it began, and Oriental Carpet Mills was established in 1946. Standing crops texture by technique of handwoven carpet expresses delicate feel of a material.
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 We colonized as local industry by Uesugi Lord Yozan approximately 300 years ago. Only several millimeters of one which forms pattern while letting small design pick quarrel complicatedly features carapace of a turtle, cross of 300 in dyed pattern and person width of cloth with splashed pattern by dyeing with wooden plates.
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 In Nagai, sericulture was prosperous from old days, and it was 1776 (Anei 5) that we were born as Nagai pongee. It is woven, and, as for the characteristic of Nagai pongee, close consideration brings on rich texture pattern arrangement with cloth with splashed pattern thread one by one.
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 "Unrefined hemp" which it was cultivated under the supervision of person of Uesugi for the age of civil strife, and it was useful as high-quality article. However, the prosperity went wrong after change seal in Yonezawa, and person of Uesugi was forgotten with change of the times, but revived by dyeing and weaving writer of Nanyo-shi in the present age.
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 The history is old, and it is assumed opening what Uesugi Lord Yozan developed as full-scale industry 200 years or more ago. Dyeing with vegetable dyes such as Safflower Dyeing or shikonsen using traditional handloom is produced even now.
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