Common fabrics are made by adding patterns to woven fabrics through hand-drawn designs or embroidery. In contrast, Oshima Tsumugi fabrics （大島紬） are made by following a blueprint for previously dyed threads which are woven together to create patterns. These threads are dyed in mud using a technique characteristic of the Amami Islands （奄美）, producing a unique, rich blackish brown shade. The manufacturing process is extremely complex and time-consuming, so Oshima Tsumugi kimonos （大島紬の着物） are ranked among partcularly high-class kimonos.
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