No. 5191

絵てぬぐい「両子持ち縞(青)」

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縞の織物は、16、7世紀頃に中国や南方から渡来し、「間道」と呼ばれ珍重された。江戸時代に国内での生産が始まると、町人たちに好まれて大流行、さまざまな縞柄が生まれた。太い線の両側に細い線を沿わせた「両子持ち縞」も、その1つ。

Art Tenugui "Stripes (blue)"

Textiles with a stripe pattern were first brought from China and South Asian countries around the 16th or 17th century. After the production began in Japan in the Edo period, various stripe patterns were created and became popular among the townspeople. One of them is called Ryokomochi stripe, consisting of one thick central line with one thin line on each side, derived from the word Ryokomochi meaning mother having one child on each side.