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Shina-fu Linden is a deciduous tree native to northern temperate regions. It grows in the Tohoku district of Japan and as well as on Hokkaido. Linden fibers are mostly used in these regions for making cloth. Linden cloth is constructed for all sorts of uses, such as clothing, mosquito nets and bags.
Elm and linden cloth naturally turn darker brown as time passes, due to the tannin content in these tree fibers. Elm and linden cloth are easily mistaken for other bast fiber cloth, such as hemp dyed with juice extracted from unripe, sour persimmons, which also contain tannin.
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