FRANCE: Bucol Brews A Chinese Tea Silk Revival
The Lyon-based silk weaving specialist Bucol offers a range that accurately simulates the look and handle of l9th century tea silks which gained their name from overlaying the original dye shades of red, blue or green with an antiqued brown finish.
The silk is woven in Lyon and dyed with natural dyestuffs before being dispatched back to China for the final finishing treatment.
Today this involves resin washing rather than, as in the original process, being first buried and then exhumed and laid out in the sun to fix the tints created by the oxidising effects of contact with the iron rich soils of south China.
The Bucol group believes the fabrics will appeal primarily to the luxury end of the market.
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