We manufacture HIGH QUALITY ORDER MADE SILK FABRICS to our customers’ requested colours and design.
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NISHIJIN silk fabrics are weaved by a multiple process.
Although eleven craftsmen are in this video, so many people are involved.
Please watch this interesting process of weaving the NISHIJIN Brocade, which have been cultivated and developed in Nishijin.
Make raw silk from cocoons secreted by silkworms.
Draw Mon meaning cloth draft for textile fabric.
To make gold yarns, lacquer Japanese paper and cover with 21 carat gold leaves.
Dye silk yarns.Adjust colors little by little and have them dyed in the color we would like.
Slowly dry them.
Warp the silk yarns and wind them into a warp beam (Chikiri.)
Our fabrics have about 6000 to 15000 warps at 70 cm.
Piece the warps, which is called Tatetsugi, to change the color.
Piece the silk yarns one by one.
Reel the silk yarns on awooden Yarn Winder.
Wrap the horizontal yarns (wefts) onto a thin bamboo tube called Kuda.
Weave with machine.
This is when weaving the fabric, which is interwoven with Pure Gold Foil Yarn.
Pure Gold Foil Yarns are made by pasting gold leaves on Japanese paper and slicing them.
We draw these yarns one by one and weave them.
It takes a lot of time to weave one piece.
↓ Weave by machine weave.
↓ Weave by hand weave.
Inspect the finished weaving silk fabric.
Inspections are done at least twice.
Cut and treat the edge of cloth carefully.
Remove all the lint and dust by a magnifying glass.
Process after inspected silk fabrics.
This is the lining and straightening process with glue mixed up with Funori (boiled seaweed) and Starch.
We do this process one by one with our hands.
After so many people’s hands are involved, we are able to deliver the product to you.
We are looking forward to have inquiries from you.