Japanese Yuzen silk is woven in Japan by locally woven silk spun from Japanese sericulture. The silk is then treated with a starch resist and dyed using traditional dye stuffs. Some Yuzen silks take weeks to complete, hand-painted and dyed by Japanese artisans that have been perfecting the technique for 300 years. A limited selection of Yuzen silks have been contrasted with our Le Noeud Papillon woven jacquard silks from Italy. They are a statement bow tie, to be worn sparingly and preserved for the next generation.