How Shinaori Fabric is made

Tsunanoki Trees

Tearing the bark from the trees

Boiling the bark

The fibers are town from the bark

Washing the fibers

Soaking the fibers in rice bran

Washing off excess rice bran

Thinning down the fibers by hand

Intertwining the fibers into a single thread

Spinning the fibers

Straightening and warping the fibers

Straightening and warping the fibers

Straightening and warping the fibers

Straightening and warping the fibers

Weaving the fabric

The finished product