Yuki tsumugi is a high grade silk fashioned in a folk art style via techniques handed down since the Nara period in the 8th century. From the spinning to the actual weaving all the work is done by hand. This process produces silk with a unique texture. The spinner produces thread of a uniform thickness based on whether it will be used as warp or woof and is the only fabric in the world not reinforced by twisting, woven using looms that have been used for over 1500 years.
This unique Japanese silk is made only in Yuki, Ibaraki, Japan Yuki is a fertile region along the Kinu River has a long history of sericulture. Yuki tsumugi silk has been designated as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Yuki tsumugi is silk using techniques that have been in use since the 8th century. All the work is done by hand, including spinning and weaving producing silk with a uniquely rough texture. It is only fabric in the world not reinforced by twisting, as it is woven on looms that have been used for over 1500 years using woof and warp technique.. This unique Japanese silk is made only in Yuki, Ibaraki, Japan. Yuki is a fertile region near the Kinu River and has a long history of sericulture. Yuki tsumugi silk has been designated UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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