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Dye for two tones: The story of sustainable mud-coated silk

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Title: Dye for two tones: The story of sustainable mud-coated silk
Authors: Lin, Shu-Hwa
Keywords: mud silk, black silk, gambiered silk, Jia¯o-chou, Xiangyun-sa
Issue Date: 17 Jul 2012
Series/Report no.: Fashion practice, 4(1), 95-112
Related To: DOI: 10.2752/175693812X13239580431388
Abstract: Jia¯o-chou and Xiang-yun-sha¯ are two types
of Chinese silks that use eco-friendly vegetable dyeing and iron-rich mudcoated
techniques to create a unique texture and two-tone color—shiny
black on one side and reddish brown on the other. Mud-coated silks,
which have been around since the fifth century, are making a comeback
in the fashion world as high-end, luxury textiles.
Pages/Duration: 18 pages
DOI: 10.2752/175693812X13239580431388
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
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Lin, Shu-Hwa

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