Loading

Product using the sericin, Tang chirimen. Photo: Kuwajima Kaoru

Tango Textile Industry Cooperative Association2017

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory
Kyōto-shi, Japan

The refinement process to take away the sericin and impurities is called seiren. When 1 kg of cloth undergoes seiren of about 8 hours, it becomes 3/4 (750 g) of its original weight. Through this process, the fabric becomes softer and more lustrous as is characteristic of silk. Recently, products such as cosmetics and bath salts have been developed using the sericin extracted during the refinement process.

Details

  • Title: Product using the sericin, Tang chirimen. Photo: Kuwajima Kaoru
  • Creator: Tango Textile Industry Cooperative Association
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Subject Keywords: Kyoto Prefecture, Tango chirimen
  • Rights: © Tango Textile Industry Cooperative Association, Photo © Kuwajima Kaoru

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Recommended

Google apps