You might have known that bamboo blinds originated from China and it has been around for thousand of years. However did you know that the Japanese have modified the original version? And they made it more attractive and better.. The Japanese version of the blind is called Sudare.
It all started in Kyoto more than a thousand years ago but today you can only see a handful of this type of blinds in that city. The supply has declined over the years and the production of it has become more of a traditional craft practiced by just a few.
The outdoor and indoor ones are not only different in terms of functionality but visually as well. The outdoor ones tend to be pretty plain but they do the job which is to block off sunlight as well as cooling down the place.
The indoor ones are indeed a sight to behold. The interior blinds are normally decorated with gold embroidery and high quality silk. They are usually used to partition different sections of homes as well as in expensive restaurants, hotels and temples.
The interior blinds do not come cheap but they are certainly worth your money if you like this type of thing.