Core Joint Research Project "Comprehensive History of Everyday Life” General Research on Weaving and Uses of Clothes
The specific geographical scope of the project has not been established. However, for the time being, the research has been conducted within Japan.
Textiles are essential to people’s lives. A wide variety of materials can be spun into thread and woven into cloth depending on the intended use. This research entails a comprehensive investigation into how threads made of various materials are coverted into cloth and how textiles made of different materials are used. Textiles are most commonly utilized for apparel, and materials used in garments have changed over time and in accordance with their intended purpose.Textiles have diverse uses apart from clothing, and the required raw materials also change as per the purpose they are intended for. The present study aims to offer a comprehensive overview of the manner in which the properties of textiles differ depending on their materials and how those differences affect their usage.
This research project is being conducted in collaboration with officials and researchers from various geographical areas. The collected data will be organized in an integrated manner to provide researchers from other institutions with an accessible cultural resource and to spread knowledge about textiles through museum exhibitions.