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Putting on the Dog in Ms. Magazine

"Cloth making—reeling, spinning, weaving, knitting—is historically “night work,” most often done by women, most often poor women, then and now, all over the earth. In Japan until the late 1980s, farmers and fishermen in rural areas usually owned only one piece of clothing, made from hemp, passed on and patched from generation to generation and dyed a deep blue with fermented indigo flowers, a clothing that in the Aomori region was called boro." Read more.

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