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Refinement (Seiren) , Tango Chirimen. Photo: Kuwajima Kaoru

Tango Textile Industry Association2017

Kyoto Women's University, Lifestyle Design Laboratory

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

Production Process of Tango Chirimen: Refinement (Seiren)
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.

Details

  • Title: Refinement (Seiren) , Tango Chirimen. Photo: Kuwajima Kaoru
  • Creator: Tango Textile Industry Association
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Subject Keywords: Kyoto Prefecture, Tango chirimen
  • Rights: © Tango Textile Industry Cooperative Association, Photo © Kuwajima Kaoru

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