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江戸更紗 Edosarasa Edo Sarasa Cloth

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Edo sarasa is a tasteful and exotic dyed cotton cloth. The patterns on sarasa are of southern flowers, birds and people depicted in rich colors, and came to Japan from countries such as India, Java and Persia.
   Sarasa was introduced to Japan through the southern Nanban trade at the end of the Muromachi period, and had begun to spread by the mid-Edo period.
   Edo sarasa has a Japanese sensibility in its colors and designs and uses patterns created through stencil printing. These Japanese patterns are stylized and exotic. Usually, around 30 stencils are used but up to 300 stencils are sometimes used! When many stencil designs are layered together, the sarasa appear profound and almost three-dimensional.
  Edo sarasa is a beautiful craft preserved by craftsmen today who have inherited these traditional techniques from the Edo period.
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阿波正藍しじら織 Awashouai-Sijiraori Awashouai-Shijiraori Fabric

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Awashouai-shijiraori is a type of fabric that was first made in the early Meiji period. It was a refined version of a cotton fabric made in the Aba region (today's Tokushima Prefecture) of Shikoku.

Because commoners in the Edo period were forbidden to use silk, merchants were motivated to be creative with cotton fabric, and developed a cloth called 'tataeori'. There are many theories as to what led to the improvement of this fabric, but the most likely one is that it developed from the natural patterns that appeared when the wet fabric was dried in the sun.

Awashouai-shijiraori is colored with a natural dye from the 'abaai' (indigo ptianze) plant. Awashouai-shijiraori has a creased texture that gives it a leather-like feel. It's coolness and crispness is perfect for summer clothing. Despite the simplicity of the color tone, the fabric's elegance and rich quality are unmistakable. In 1978, Awashouai-shijiraori was designated a Traditional Handicraft of Japan.
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