《 Lotus 》
〔 Nymphaeaceae family 〕
Binomial name: Nelumbo nucifera
Producing area: Inle Lake, Myanmar
Section used: Petiole
Ply-joining method: Twisting
The way this fiber is “twisted” is slightly different to how others are.
Countless fibers are pulled out from several petioles, all twisted together into one bundle.
Fiber taken out from the lotus petiole.
Lotus thread and cloth.
Stensil-dyed Obi / Made by: Chieko Tsuda / Photo: Makoto Ebisu