Momen Ruler (Japan Works)
Midori has been a leading stationery brand in Japan since 1950. Their new Japan Works collection of rulers showcase the traditional crafts of various areas of Japan, using ancient materials and techniques in a modern form. The ruler has a notched edge, making it easier to pick up.
"Momen" is a type of cotton cloth made by weaving five shades of thread dyed with indigo into vertically striped fabric. In the ancient Edo period, it was considered "chic" to wear kimono made from momen.
Comes in a handsome presentation sleeve with information on the craft behind the ruler.
Even if metric isn't your standard, the ruler is still great for drawing straight lines and for relative measurements.
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- a MUHS HOME rare find
- Satin-finish aluminum ruler with cotton.
- Made in Matsusaka, Japan.
- Metric, up to 15 cm.