5446: 1960's Japanese Pongee Silk Rare Ohshima Tsumugi, by yard
1960s Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
Certified OhshimaTsumugi Silk Fabric
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83cm
Length: 1 yard / 91cm
US$10.00 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."
Fabric Description Details:
The design is same on both sides, designs are varying pixelated (composed of tiny dots via interweaving) to produce a variety of tortoiseshell hexagonal designs in a grid formation, accompanied by various flowers and geometrical lines throughout. Colors are all muted dark and light blues as well as pale lavender on a beige background; In original bindings and label.
Rarely found, popular among Antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.
Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for its age.