5373: World War II(1945) Deadstock 12yds Roll Ohshima Tsumugi Silk Fabric
Rare Japanese Textiles:
Pre-1945 (World War II) Deadstock Roll
Ohshima Tsumugi (pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14.75 inches / 37.5cm
Length: 12 yards / 11m
US$39.00 + Shipping
5373: Item Details and Description
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."
This roll is exceptional in that we found it in remarkably good condition for its age with its maker's seals and certificates still intact; it had been well cared for, so looks like new.
Color looks dark brown-almost black from a distance in room light but on close inspection you can see that there are very thin lines of dark indigo within the pinstripes, interwoven, quite different.
Rarely found, popular among Antique Japanese textile aficionados.
Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for it's age, Like new.
Regular price $ 15.00 Sale price $ 12.00
Regular price $ 75.00 Sale price $ 39.00