Re: [SCA-JML] Japanese textiles
- In a message dated 00-10-24 18:50:46 EDT, you write:
I've heard of cotton and wool coming over with the Europeans, and I don't
doubt that those who could afford it made some garments out of it,
although I don't have any good sources for it. Does anyone else know?
>>You know, I have a sashiko book that refers to the Japanese having cotton
introduced to them in the 15th century. Before that there was fabrics made
of grass, tree-bark fibers, ramie or silk. It was the 18th century when
Sashiko was introduced (or so this book says). Who knows if this is correct
(Sashiko and Beyond by Saikoh Takano...nice embroidery book).