News of scarf sale and fitting party
A silk scarf will appear as a new item from renacnatta.
For printing, we use a traditional technique called hand printing, which was developed in Yokohama since the Meiji period.
Te Nassen is a printing method that uses a wooden spatula with a rubber tip called a squeegee to carefully dye colors one by one. The skill of the craftsman is greatly reflected in the finish.
Despite the world's highest quality technology, there are not many factories left in Japan that are capable of hand-printing as inkjets become mainstream. I made a scarf with craftsmen who inherited the technique to protect the tradition.
Yokohama and silk
In Japan, the port of Yokohama was opened in 1859, and the production of silk handkerchiefs began as the export of raw silk flourished. Silk (raw silk) accounted for about 70% of the exports from Yokohama during the Meiji period, and Yokohama and silk are closely related.
Printing is done on a slanted table called a Nasendai. There is a process called "jihari" where the fabric is pasted onto the printing table, and at this time, if the fibers of the fabric are even slightly bent, the pattern will be slightly distorted or have fine unevenness when dyed. This is a very important process to precisely flatten the dough.
In hand printing, each color is carefully printed on the silk fabric by hand. A mold is required for each color, and the mold is placed on the cloth, and the color paste is printed on it. Only one color can be dyed at a time, so the next color must be dyed after drying, which takes a lot of time. It is characterized by vivid and beautiful color development for the time and effort.
A test coat is applied before printing. This is necessary not only to check the finished product, but also to remove excess glue from the mold and print evenly. Such a delicate design can be realized only with a technique unique to hand printing.
I used 22 molds because I used 22 colors in my renacnatta design. I am particular about the three-dimensional effect of flowers and leaves.
About the design
I was particular about finishing the scarf with a classical design so that it would be used for a long time. In the center, there is an ornament with the motif of a photo of the ceiling painting that the representative Okochi took in Italy, and in the four corners, there is a horse-drawn carriage and a rose of Yokohama city flowers that make you feel the history of Yokohama. The elements of Okochi's hometown of Yokohama and Milan, where he later moved to, were blended together.
The partner of this project is Maruka Co., Ltd. It is a company that inherits the techniques of "hand printing" and "hand winding" that have not changed for about 90 years, and is spreading the culture of Yokohama while preserving the traditional techniques of craftsmen that have been accumulated for a long time. Many processes are delicately and carefully carried out by the hands of craftsmen, and fine and delicate patterns are beautifully and sharply finished. In addition, the rim of the scarf is carefully rolled by a skilled craftsman with the pads of their fingers and sewn one stitch at a time.
hand printed silk scarf
22,000 yen tax included (*free shipping campaign only in December)
80cm x 80cm
12/6 (Mon) 21:00~
*Since the number is limited, it will end as soon as it is sold out.
About the exhibition
In Tokyo and Kyoto, we have prepared opportunities to try on. Due to the prevention of corona infection, it will be a complete reservation system, so please check the details below and apply. Reservation will be confirmed by e-mail after application. I will email you the exact location.
[Try-on party @ Kyoto]
Location: 3-minute walk from Nijojo-mae Station, 8-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station
Date: 11/28 (Sun)
[Try-on party @ Tokyo]
Location: 8-minute walk from Shibuya Station on each line
Date: 12/4 (Sat), 12/5 (Sun)
We will guide you in a small number of people, and it is a complete reservation system, so please apply from the form below.
>> Application form
・[Kyoto fitting event] Application period: Today-11/26
・[Tokyo fitting event] Application period: Today-December 1
At the venue, we will prepare not only new scarves, but also the Dead Stock Collection, which will be sold on December 11 (Sat) and 12/12 (Sun), so that you can try it.
We are waiting for you to take care of the corona infection, so please be careful.
Instagram live: 11/24 (Wednesday) 21: 00 ~
We will invite people from Maruka and do an Instagram live on how to wrap a scarf. Let's have fun together, from easy winding to advanced fun!
Drawings will be published on SNS from time to time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. →firstname.lastname@example.org