Nishikiito 77-21 Light Bright Gold metallic hand embroidery thread by the Lecien and Cosmo of Japan. It is crafted using the technique for Japanese Gold Thread which is used in Kyoto's Wasau (traditional Japanese clothing). The thread is a round, glossy, silky thread is tightly wound around a core to make it abrasion resistant. The thread works well with traditional embroidery thread and can be used for a variety of hand embellishments and tassels. Spool contains 20m or 21.9 yards of thread. Thread is made from polyester and nylon. Color numbers 17-22 are shades of bright gold, with #17 the darkest and #22 platinum in color.