Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Lines even closer together: two threads for one color, and another two threads for the other. Its name, mansuji (万筋), means "ten thousand lines".


In this pattern the lines are closer together, usually weawing two threads for the stripes and four for the background color. Its name is sensuji (千筋), meaning "a thousand lines".


This pattern, consisting in the repetition of a single line, is called "daimyo stripes" or daimyō-jima (大名縞) in Japanese. The most usual form of this pattern is woven with two colored threads per stripe and six threads for the background.