Oven pot holder by Drill Design
The Perfect compliment to the Jobu Oven-mitt
The pot holder is made from thick unbleached Japanese sail cloth.
Designed by Drill Design.
L17 x W17cm
Made in Japan.
About Sail Cloth:
Various tools are produced using JoBu sailcloth, a product first made in Kurashiki, the major production area of sailcloth. Several strings are twisted in order to make one thick string, which is then used to make this sailcloth. Such sailcloth was considered as “the strongest cloth” during the period before synthetic fibers.
The history of this sailcloth is long. It has been used for familiar items such as for the boat sails of the Muromachi period, canvas for trucks, industrial belt conveyors, and milk delivery bags.
Today, the rough and soft texture of this thick string is one of the attractive points of this sailcloth. Especially, the sailcloth woven using a shuttle loom has a special texture. You cannot feel such a texture when the sailcloth is woven with a modern automatic high-speed loom.
The shuttle’s behavior creates a slight air gap between the strings, creating the soft texture. Today, shuttle looms are disappearing because they are not efficient, but we, as a sailcloth maker with a long history, stick to the shuttle loom when creating JoBu items.
“Selvedges” are created on both ends of the fabric when using a shuttle loom. The light brown selvedge of JoBu sailcloth is proof of having being woven by a shuttle loom.
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