結城紬 Yuki tsumugi silk

Yuki tsumugi silk is produced principally in the reaches of the Kinu River that straddles the Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures. Although it is considered a luxury fabric today, Yuki tsumugi silk originally started as a subsidiary business of the silk production in the region. Yuki tsumugi silk kimonos are characterized by their lightness, softness, and excellent heat retaining-properties. The threads are extracted from yarn handspun from silk floss.

For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.

結城紬(ゆうきつむぎ)は、奈良時代から茨城県と栃木県にまたがる鬼怒川流域にて作られてきた絹織物です。真綿から一本一本、手で紡ぎだすことで作られる上質な糸から出来上がっているため、軽くて柔らかく、保温性に優れていることが特徴です。