弓浜絣 Yumihama traditional resist-dyed textiles
Yumihama traditional resist-dyed textiles (called Yumihama gasuri in Japanese) is produced near the city of Sakaiminato, Tottori prefecture. The name comes from Yumigahama, which is a curved shore that stretches for more than twenty kilometers (about twelve and a half miles) between the cities of Yonago and Sakaiminato. This craft is woven with kasuri threads which are dyed before weaving. Yumihama gasuri was popular with residents of the region because the coarse fabric and plain patterns made it an ideal textile for local farmers who needed clothing that was easy to wear and wash.
For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.