This is the gold yarn that is using a high-purity gold leaf
This is the gold yarn that is using this gold leaf.
The material I'm using a high-purity gold leaf.
Hand part by craftsmen for very large will become expensive goods.
Therefore luster that gives off of pure gold yarn will be very beautiful.
Pure gold yarn is pulling the lacquer that becomes the "glue" to japanese paper to be a original fabric, will continue to press one by one carefully by hand this gilt craftsmen on it.
State of lacquer that dictate the luster or the fixing of gold leaf will depend heavily on the humidity and temperature of the day
The identify of the lacquer of state is required many years of experience and intuition of the craftsman.
Resulting original fabric was thin cut, which was put close to the core yarn will be the pure gold yarn.
Core yarn of the pure gold yarn is mostly thin count uses the silk yarn dyed yellow, thick count is using rayon and cotton.
Gold and silver yarn, Kyoto traditional crafts with a very old history. Fashion design and, sumo wrestlers are cosmetic turning tighten, stage and theater drop curtain and sleeves, and even in various festivals that are Itonama throughout Japan, huge floats, mikoshi, for example, also KakaSomaku to be impersonate to Danjiri it is used, in the gorgeous serving shine, we are amused eyes of a lot of people.
Skills of its founding in 1897, four generations followed tradition
Terashima Yasutaro Syouten, since its inception in 1897, has continued the production of gold silver yarn much in Kyoto.
Currently, including the Kyoto local traditional industries, traditional Japanese crafts and in various provinces of the country, in such couture kimono either textile industry, Terashima's gold silver yarn and gilt, such as vapor deposition film has been used .
"Along with the changing times, technology and materials associated with the production of gold and silver yarn has also changed in various ways. It is a matter of course to go been making gold and silver yarn to keep the old traditions and texture, seeking new texture and technology , also go give suggestions to everyone, I believe is our major role of. "(Terashima)
Until the gold and silver yarn can be.
The "gold and silver yarn", this gold leaf and metal vapor deposition film was thin cut, it core yarn (mainly silk, polyester yarn, rayon yarn) is what you gave close to the spiral shape. Production of gold and silver yarn, because it uses the lacquer and gold leaf, humidity control, temperature control is very important, also part by craftsmen many, from the beginning of the process, and finished over a time of about 1 and a half months .
1. On top of the mount of Japanese paper, I will pull the lacquer evenly.
2. On top of the paper, we will press one by one manually gold leaf.
3. The resulting gold leaf and paper, I will continue to cut thin.
4. A thin cut the gold leaf of paper, yarn, such as silk to become core, I'll put the spiral.
5. Steamed with steam, it is completed established a thread muscle.
photo by Kyoto gold and silver thread Industrial Association
For count notation of the thickness of the gold
As a notation that represents a count of the thickness of the gold and silver yarn has been using the unit of "Kake".
1 Kake,2 Kake,3 Kake ....from thin count in order, we will become in turn thick count.
Textiles and braid, a variety of techniques such as embroidery, usage or work, is a multifarious the thickness to be used by the product.
Size: length 100M
Weight: about 80g