近江上布 Omi ramie cloth


Omi jofu is a textile produced in the region surrounding the town of Koto in Shiga prefecture. It is made with handwoven ramie threads. The fiber undergoes a painstaking process of being shredded and joined to make a thread. This woven textile is known as a high quality fabric as its cool and refreshing texture make it suitable for summer kimono.

For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.

近江上布(おうみじょうふ)は、滋賀県湖東地域の愛知郡周辺で作られている織物です。苧麻(ちょま)や手績み(てうみ)の大麻の糸で織られ、細い麻の繊維で織られる爽やかな風合いと上品な絣模様が特徴です。