In the book “Textiles – the Art of Mankind” by Mary Schoeser, I came across the following phrase: “Tsuruoka in Japan is a center of rare silk production, from raising silkworms to weaving.”
What does “rare silk” mean? A specific type of silk? A specific type of fabric? I know there is a shiny fabric by the name of “Tsuruoka silk” – is that it?
Many thanks for your help!
By: Christiane Morgenstern