5390: 1940's Pre-War Japanese Pongee Silk Rare Ohshima Tsumugi by yard
Pre-War 1940s Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
Ohshima Tsumugi (pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14 inches / 35.6cm
Length: 1 yard / 91cm
US$25.00 per yard
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."
The design is same on both sides, varying shades of brown and dark brown background with off-white slightly visible; Designs are geometric with stylized flowers and variety of diamond shapes overlaying bands, all running lengthwise. (see photos) .
Rarely found, popular among Antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.
Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for it's age, Like new.
Regular price $ 12.00 Sale price $ 8.00