Vintage Japanese Kimono Fabrics by Roll

7586: 1980s Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi Pongee Silk ,Deadstock 12+Yds Bolt

7586: Label, certified Ohshima Tsumugi

  Rare Japanese Textiles:

1980s Ohshima  Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric
Deadstock 11m/12+yds Bolt

 Authentic Ohshima Island Tsumugi Silk
Complete with Certificate Label

Catalog#: 7586

Width:14.25 inches / 36,2 cm
Length: 12+ yards / 11 m

US$85.00 per bolt plus shipping

Item Details and Description:

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980s deadstock, unused authentic Ohshima Tsumugi silk from factory.

Fabric Description Details:

11m/12+yards Bolt  of medium-weight silk is a dark brown (almost black)  background with distinctive Ohshima tsumugi weave of a fine-lined w/tiny pixels mesh pattern, cream, and brown colors pinstripes and dots in cream and tan (see closeups).


This is a special medium-weight  Ohshima tsumugi silk from Amami Islands, Japan. Details on this part of Japan's special pongee silk-making process can be found on the National Foundation for Promoting the National Costume of Japan website, which  explains the natural plant dyes and mud  etc. used in making Ohshima Tsumugi, quoted here:
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.

Condition: EXCELLENT.

Popular with our antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.

$ 85.00

7586: 1980s Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi Pongee Silk ,Deadstock 12+Yds Bolt