Echigo Jofu with a long history

Echigo Jofu is a fabric Echigo region, Japan, which is on national Important Cultural Properties since 1955 as well as on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009. 

It is made of fine bast fiber from ramie plant  and has the highest quality among linen textile. 

It is first woven on a backstrap loom, then the fabric is spread on a snow field, as the ultraviolet light from the sun bleaches it white.

Echigo Jofu is used to make summer Kimono, bed linen, cushion covers and so on.

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