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5802: 1960's Deadstock Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk (Arai Hari) 64"

5802 1960s tsumugi, full length view

Catalog# 5802

1960's  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
  Tsumugi Silk
Kimono Fabric by Piece (64")

Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 64" / 162.56 cm

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's, pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE.

Description:  Black tsumugi silk with soft burgundy-red interwoven designs of tall grass (or wheat?); Same on both sides. 

( *See Cultural Notes below for more about this type fabric).

Condition: EXCELLENT.

 *Cultural Background Note: 
From English version, 

Tsumugi are silk textiles woven by hand using thread collected from the floss of the cocoons.

The floss is made from debris of the cocoons and spun by hand into thread. Because the thread is called “tetsumugi ito” or “ tsumugi ito”, the textile made from the thread became to be known as tsumugi.

Tsumugi is characterized by its unique texture and dull gloss coming from subtle variations of the tsumugi threads. It is extremely durable and has been used for everyday clothes and working clothes since ancient times....(read more)

To read the rest of this page and learn more about tsumugi, please visit:

Also, from Immortal Geisha Wiki, more tsumugi info HERE.


$ 10.00

5802: 1960's Deadstock Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk (Arai Hari) 64"