Yarns from Japanese silk moths are more elastic, lighter and puffy than those from domesticated silkworms. Skilled craftsmanship is required to weave wild silk yarns by making the most of such characteristics.
Appreciating the gift from nature, we handweave every single yarn wholeheartedly.
Kimonos with wild silk yarns feature a soft, light texture and graceful luster.
Because of the scarcity and high price of wild silk yarns, kimonos woven with these yarns alone are few in number. Wild silk yarns are generally used together with those from domesticated silkworms in weaving kimonos. The characteristics of wild silk yarns – strong luster and difficulty to dye – are best enhanced by using them in the pattern of kimonos.