Nibutani-attus

Hokkaido

A tradition of the Saru River basin region since ancient times. It was used in trade with other regions as a product of the Saru River basin during the Edo period.
Nibutani-attus is still made today with the same tools that were used to make it over a hundred years ago.

Feature

Attus is the name of a fabric made using thread from the bark fibers of the Manchurian elm and other trees, and woven with a loom called an attus karape. The fabric has a unique texture. It is resistant to water, highly breathable, and exceptionally tough for a natural fiber.

How to make

Manchurian elm and Japanese linden bark is peeled off and processed, and separated into 2 mm-wide threads. The threads are tied together with weaver's knots and twisted, then stretched and twisted, then woven in a loom from a seated position.

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