Monday, September 1, 2014

Wickerwork (AJIRO 網代)

"AJIRO" is a sheet knitted with bark of reed, bamboo, ceder or cypress.
It is usually used for ceiling finishing material.

*1: Made from bark of ceder

*2: Made from sawara cypress

*Made from bark of bamboo

The oldest Japanese "AJIRO" was made in later 5th century. it was probably used for a house for local ruling family. Later in the period, It was prefer to used as ceiling material for Tea room.

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