Nibutani atsutoushiNibutani-attus

It reached lawn Nagarekawa basin for a long time, and business with other areas was carried out as product of lawn Nagarekawa basin in the Edo era.
Nibutani Attus uses tool which is approximately similar to tool used more than 100 years ago now and is made.

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.

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    skills and techniques

    1 thread is thing by the next technique or technique.

    (1) "Tear thread"; niyorukoto.

    (2) Thing by "plane end."

    (3) Thing by "music for a priests' dance."

    2 grasshoppers are things by the next technique or technique.

    (1) Thing by "we receive cat's cradle."

    (2) Thing by "weaver" using young woman machine.

    Raw materials

    Assume main material Pacific halibut or Japanese linden.

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    Work scenery

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Industrial art object name Nibutani atsutoushi
Phonetic symbol nibutaniattushi
Classification of industrial art object Woven textiles
Main product The standard length of cloth for kimono, kimono, cover of the back of the hand, gaiter, obi material, wall hangings, bits and bobs
Main production area Hokkaido / Biratori-cho, Saru-gun
The designation date March 8, 2013

Contact information

■local production associations

Nibutani folk handicraft association
80-10, Nibutani, Biratori-cho, Saru-gun, Hokkaido
TEL: 01457-2-2584
FAX: 01457-2-4003

■Associated exhibit space, facility


Oh, we make thread with fiber of the bark such as anni (Pacific halibut), and Tutsi means cloth woven using attushikarape (grasshopper plane). We are strong in water and are superior in breathability and have toughness that kind is rare and unique texture for natural fiber.

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

We tear off Pacific halibut, the bark of Japanese linden and process and we tear in width of around 2mm and do into a thread form. We hang twist to thread which we spun by plane end and postpone thread and we receive and, after cat's cradle, sit down and weave.

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.