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.