Another type of divider is a multi-panel cloth curtain called a noren. In Japan shop owners often hang a noren outside with signage printed on the fabric in order to advertise their business. Inside the home a long noren acts as a soft barrier between rooms. It is often decorative, made of cotton, linen, or silk fabric, and hung on a bamboo pole.
- Sometime we acquire unfinished new kimonos from Japan and find that the pattern is too large for pillows. In this case we made 2 beautiful norens.The one pictured here was made from the sleeves of the kimono.