From ancient times, Japanese people have made threads and materials out of various trees and grasses, such as Wisteria, Elm, Linden,
Kudzu, Paper Mulberry, Banana tree, Hemp and Ramie and wove textiles to cloth themselves and made daily tools. They are simple and yet greatly impress us today with their beauty and freshness.
Gallery Kei deals in these old folk crafts and pottery, far beyond the usual range of antiques, as well as antique bast-fiber textiles, usually called primitive textiles.
About Bast- Fibers click here
京都 下鴨神社 Shimogamo-shrine Kyoto
No1519 アイヌ厚司 Ainu Robe