|Process to produce the silk crape.|
|Process1 : Itokuri|
|The raw silk (raw thread) subtracted from the cocoon is set to REEL (photograph 1), and is sent to a factory. REEL is rolled round to SPOOLER (photograph 2). In order to maintain the individuality of natural raw silk at this time, it rolls round quietly, without pulling gently. This work is called ITOKURI.|
|Process2 : Warping|
|We adjust the thrend which roll with spool.Then we pick necessary number of threads(3000-5000) which is width of textile."Chigiri" rolls up the warp which is used for from 30 to 50 cloths.This is warping(See Photo4)|
|Process3 : Nuki awase|
|"NUKI" is the woof. the raw thread to which paste was attached -- 8, 14, 18, 22, 30, 42, and 52 It unites with 80. The thickness of Chirimen and the size of Shibo change by the difference in this number to unite.|
|Process4 : Twisting the tread|
Photo5 : Haccho twisting machine
|We use Haccho twisting machine(See Photo5) to twist the woof in the same way which has not changed for hundreds of years.|
|Process5 : Weaving|
Photo6 : Weaving
|The skillful women weave the thread
carefully by hand.
By the way,it takes 8 hours to weave 1 cloth (FUROSHIKI 68 cm width x 24 m) on 1 weaving machine.
|Process6 : Purifying|
|As the cloth is still stiff, Sericin
(protein and impurities which is on the raw silk) will be washed off. This process
After purifying we have to dry up the cloths. The cloths will have beautiful shine.
|That's all. We simplify 10 processes into 6 processes. Could you understand?|
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