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How the Chichibu Futori is made

The Chichibu Futori is a traditional silk weaving art that started in the Edo era. It was originally used to make working clothes for peasants.

秩父産まゆ

Hand reeling

All thread made in this workshop are untwisted. Our products can be washed by hand at home.

糸作り

We use a hand reeling machine to make thread.

糸作り

Dyeing

Our main source for dye material are plants.

染色原料 染色
染色(コチニール・アンナット・黄金花・桑茶・大和藍・胡桃・くちなしブルー)

Starch

We use wheat flour to starch our threads.

糊つけ
糊つけ

Warping

整経
巻き取り

Set-up

筬ぬき 綜絖通し

Weaving

We use different types of weaving looms depending on the product.

機掛け