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The Oshima Tsumugi , Kagoshima Prefecture, south of the Amami Islands which is the main island of Amami Oshima of specialty products spun by hand with silk thread of plain weave, which was hand-woven what was mud-dyed silk, or sewing in silk kimono in is there. It is referred to by common name or abbreviation of Oshima.

video on Yuki-tsumugi, a Japanese silk-weaving technique recognized as a Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010 #textile_art #weaving

Yuki-tsumugi is a type of silk production that has been around since the Nara Period (710–794) that does not use a spindle. "The silk floss for the yarn in Yuki-tsumugi weaving is produced from empty or deformed silkworm cocoons, otherwise unusable for the production of silk yarn. This recycling process plays a significant role in supporting local sericulture communities." To me it sounds like the process recycles cocoons not useable by people using a spinning wheel, but it might not.

This video tells the story of silk production in Shanghai, China starting with the eggs of silkworms to worms' production of fibers to make their cocoons. Th...