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Pure gold yarn 1kake

Pure gold yarn 1kake 5bundles

Normal price(tax included):
$ 173
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$ 173
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Manufacturer:
Terashima Yasutaro Syouten
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Hobby > Handicraft,a craft

This is the gold yarn that is using a high-purity gold leaf


This is the gold yarn that is using a high-purity gold leaf.

Each crafting process needs manual work.
The yarn gives off beautiful luster.

First the base paper made of Japanese paper is glued with urushi lacquer.
A piece of gold leaf is spread over the paper and pressed carefully by hand.
The condition of the lacquer determining the luster of the gold leaf or fixing gold leaf depends heavily on humidity and temperature of the day.
Craftsman's experience and intuition for many years is required for identifying the condition of the lacquer.
Then the gilded paper is cut into long thin strips and each piece is closely wound around core yarn in spiral.
The pure gold yarn is made up in this way.

The material of core yarn is as follows:
Silk yarn dyed yellow is used for fine count.
Rayon and cotton yarn is used for low count.

Gold and silver yarn is one of the traditional crafts of Kyoto,Japan with a very long history.
It has been used for ornamental apron of Sumo wrestlers or KESHOUMAWASHI or for embroidering on dress. On drop curtains and sleeves of stages and theaters, and even in various festivals held throughout the Japan you can see the decoration of the yarn on the special cover of textiles, KESOUMAKU for the Japanese parade float, DASHI or the portable shrine, MIKOSHI. The gorgeous brightness amuses eyes of a lot of people.

Terashima Yasutarou shouten has inherited the traditional skills since its inception in1897 in four generations.


They have continued the production of gold and silver yarn in Kyoto since its inception in 1897.

Nowadays it is used not only for Kyoto local traditional industries but also for traditional crafts in various places in Japan and also for textiles regardless of country. Terashima's gold silver yarn, gold leaf, and vapor deposition film and so on have been used.

"Along with the changing times, technology associated with the production of gold and silver yarn and the materials have also changed in various ways. It is a matter of course to keep the old traditions and texture, we are also seeking new texture or new technology , also we think giving variety of suggestions to customers is one of the most important roles. "(Mr.Terashima says so.)

The crafting process of gold yarn


Gold yarn is what gilded paper is cut into long thin strips and each piece is closely wound around core yarn in spiral.
Production of gold yarn needs manual work in the most processes.
The lacquer and gold leaf of the material needs the humidity control, temperature control by craftsmen.
It takes one and a half months from the first process to the end.

1.First, the base paper made of Japanese paper is glued with Urushi lacquer evenly.
2.A piece of gold leaf is spread over the paper and pressed carefully by hand.
3.The completed gilded paper is cut into long thin strips.
4.Each piece is closely wound around core yarn in spiral.
5.The completed yarn is steamed and fixed.

※ photo by Kyoto gold and silver thread Industrial Association

About yarn count


A unit to indicate thickness of the gold or silver yarn is called "Kake"in Japamese.
1Kake, 2Kake, 3Kake ....from thinner count in order, it becomes to thicker count.
This yarn is used for braiding, embroidering, making decorations to works, products and so on in various ways.
The thickness of the yarn used is very different depends on the purpose.

Product info

■Set of 5 pure gold yarn 1 kake 100M

The crafting process of gold yarn


Gold yarn is what gilded paper is cut into long thin strips and each piece is closely wound around core yarn in spiral.
Production of gold yarn needs manual work in the most processes.
The lacquer and gold leaf of the material needs the humidity control, temperature control by craftsmen.
It takes one and a half months from the first process to the end.

1.First, the base paper made of Japanese paper is glued with Urushi lacquer evenly.
2.A piece of gold leaf is spread over the paper and pressed carefully by hand.
3.The completed gilded paper is cut into long thin strips.
4.Each piece is closely wound around core yarn in spiral.
5.The completed yarn is steamed and fixed.

※ photo by Kyoto gold and silver thread Industrial Association

About yarn count


A unit to indicate thickness of the gold or silver yarn is called "Kake"in Japamese.
1Kake, 2Kake, 3Kake ....from thinner count in order, it becomes to thicker count.
This yarn is used for braiding, embroidering, making decorations to works, products and so on in various ways.
The thickness of the yarn used is very different depends on the purpose.

Product info

■Set of 5 pure gold yarn 1 kake 100M" />
Quantity:

Introduction of the producer

1 Location - Kyoto Prefecture
2 Name - Terashima Daigo
3 store name - Terashima Yasutaro Syouten
4 profession - Producing gold and silver yarn
5 Recommended Items - Card case/Furuya paper set
6 Date of Birth - 1973/9/16
7 constellation - Virgo
8 motto - To help someone crafting special things

What the producer is particular about

What do you pay attention when producing?


It is to control humidity and temperature when producing gold and silver yarn that use the lacquer and gold leaf. These things are very important.
The quality of the result including the shine of gold is completely different depends on temperature and humidity. By the humidity of the day work time is changed. Hundreds of thousands of sheets of gold leaves, for example, have to be stretched within several hours, it is a race against the clock.
When we stretch the yarn in straight by steam, we have to manage temperature and humidity.

Even when we cut off them we pay attention as the pitch of the twist and cut width is kept in the best state. It requires advanced skills to finish at 1/100 millimeter accuracy.

Since these are often used as a souvenir, as a present, in order to maintain its quality we pay the most attentions to the process.

In particular pure gold yarn and silver yarn need many manual work processes and these don't enter the market readily.

Does the yarn have a long history?


"It is supposed that culture of gold and silver yarn has been nurtured over 1500 or 2000 years and it was in the Roman Empire, in first Tang era of China. Detailed documents are not left Unfortunately but there are traces of the existence of gold and silver yarn.

In Japan, it is supposed that pieces of them excavated from Kabutoyama ancient tomb in Shiga Prefecture is the oldest gold yarn.
It is thought that it is the ruins of around 6 century from the late Jomon period to Yayoi period. It seems that it was used for decoration embroidery of costume of noble people. It is said that along the Silk Road from Europe, via China and the Korean Peninsula it was brought to Japan.
For at least about 1500 years, the culture of gold and silver yarn has been nurtured, I feel the eternal romance." Mr.Terashima says.

Do you have messages?


We think that the most important thing is to think of the person who will use this yarn and make it wholeheartedly. We would like people to use it, know the beauty of it and feel familiar more and more.
We hope your works will become further more wonderful by using our yarn and we want to continue to put on even more efforts.
everyone using the gold and silver yarn emits a more beautiful shine, we would like to continue to work the future even more.

Producer's profile

Founded in 1897, a challenge of the fourth generation


Mr.Terashima Daigo is the fourth generation of Terashima Yasutaro Syouten that specializes in gold and silver yarn production founded in 1897.

Currently, gold and silver yarn made by Terashima is used for various of traditional crafts, ornamental apron of sumo wrestlers or KESHOUMAWASHI or for embroidering on dress. On drop curtains and sleeves of stages and theaters, and even in various festivals held throughout the Japan you can see the decoration of the yarn on the special cover of textiles, KESOUMAKU for the Japanese parade float, DASHI or the portable shrine, MIKOSHI. The gorgeous brightness amuses eyes of a lot of people.

In addition, he has been actively pursuing the development of new products in recent years such as strap or card case using this yarn, embroidery hat, etc..

He tells that he always thinks to want you feel the Kyoto crafts including the gold and silver yarn more and more familiar.
His company cooperates with companies of manufacturing in Kyoto.
They are designing by their selves and developing products using Kyoto products such as Kyoto embroidery, Nishijin garment and Kyoto braid.

Watchword is "sincere and polite"


Terashima's motto is to help customers who want to craft something special by using their yarn. Watchword for this is being"sincere and polite."

He thinks it is the most important to cherish the thought of those who are using yarn and to be polite to words to tell customers and to handle their products politely, carefully. The attitude and behavior is the most important.
It is also their corporate philosophy. (Terashima tells)

Terashima's challenge to spread the Kyoto gold and silver yarn more and more to people continues today.

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