7584: 1990s Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi Pongee Silk ,Deadstock 12+Yds Bolt
Rare Japanese Textiles:
1990s Ohshima Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric
Deadstock 11m/12+yds Bolt
Authentic Ohshima Island Tsumugi Silk
In original bindings, labels, authenticity seals,
1990s Factory Discounted Price Tag of Japanese Yen,¥165,000*
Width:15 inches / 38.1 cm
Length: 12+ yards / 11 m
US$65.00 per bolt plus shipping
Item Details and Description:
*Note the attached pink price tag, a factory discount tag from the 1990s,
¥165,000, in today's equivalence adjusted for inflation is US$2193. This is consistent with the prices asked for authentic, Ohshima Tsumugi silk, even today.
Characteristics: A plain woven silk fabric with pre-dyed scoured threads both for warp and weft. The color is refined and calm and the fabric is soft and difficult to wrinkle. Threads are dyed with plant dyes such as "Techiki" (Raphilolepis umbellata) and indigo (Persicaria tinctoria) with a technique, peculiar only to "Oshima Tsumugi," called "Ori Jime." As a variety, an additional treatment is made to the dyed thread by dipping them in muddy water. It is "Doro(mud) Zome(dyeing)." There are several kinds of "Oshima Tsumugi":"Doro Oshima," "Ai(indigo) Oshima," "Doro Ai Oshima," "Iro(color) Oshima" and "Natsu(summer) Oshima."
Suitable for making small size Japanese kimono
Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.