Because tear weave, cut the cloth into a thin string-like (or torn by) is a firm fabric of woven thickness as the weft. Since the old days, cloth was valuable, it was wisdom in order to re-use a cloth that has been weakened and damaged or frayed. Is the wisdom of old people, but to cherish the material, a very ecological is because going to create what you need, I feel that it is wisdom that leads to today's era.
Here it is primarily or a scraps, we use a cloth that had been on the debt stock. In addition, there is the case that Used products such as clothing and yukata is also used as a raw material.
Since there is a thick, mat does not have much feeling for a little downy wet even if the cups, etc. condensation. Because it is cotton, you can use repeatedly you to feel free to contact washing.
Magnitude Tateyaku 14.5㎝ × side about 31.5㎝
Tea mat No.1 ~ 5 which have sent at the same time, the warp is the same, only the thread that has entered the next to it the difference.
Warp = cotton, weft = cotton
Or am laid at the time of the tea time a little tea and sweets, also, I think that may be just laid down, such as a vase.