"Ajiro" (wickerwork) pattern
As named so, the pattern uses a fishing tool as motif that was used instead of a fishing net to catch fish in the river.
The name comes from woven barks of Japanese cedar, Japanese cypress, and bamboo used to catch fish in place of a fishing net.
The pattern features characteristic alternating rectangular shapes oriented diagonally left and right. The uniquely three-dimensional shape is due to the hand-made nature of the motif.
One unique aspect is that the shape can vary greatly depending on the material. The angles in which the materials are woven are more often irregular (not right), making for a unique shape.
The pattern is used not only for kimonos, but also for house ceilings, folding screens, and more traditional items like Noh costumes from the Edo period.
Ajiro (wickerwork) made with Japanese cedar bark is called, "Higaki." The pattern is identical.
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Country of Manufacture Japan material 100% cotton 30 count yarn used weight Approx. 35g washing When washing use a mild detergent.