5470: Deadstock 1950s Japanese Tsumugi Coat Cotton by Yard

5470 Tsumugi cotton one yard view

Catalog# 5470

1940's-1950's  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
   
Tsumugi 
Coat Cotton by Yard

Width:13.25 inches / 33.66cm

Length: 1 yd / 91 cm

Item Details and Description

This is a rare find, a very high-quality light-weight deadstock (new but unsold stock) tsumugi cotton; intended for making a coat or jinbei (work clothes); This is from just after the war, late 1940s to 1950s. Sold by yard.

Pedigree: This is what is called deadstock -- new/never used but aged, usually procured from a store, company inventory or recyclers.  This one is 100% Japanese cotton with a slightly textured feel;  found still in original bindings and label. Label certifies it is genuine tsumugi, for use in making a coat.

Description: Tsumugi (silk version is called 'pongee') is a kasuri (ikat) like process of pre-starching and dying threads before weaving, leading to the sort of look seen here. The fabric design is on one side, with predominant colors being dark moss-green and various shades of peach. Horizontal bands are solid or ragged pinstripes with large flower within alternate bands. See close-ups.

Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for its age, Like new.

 Cultural Background notes:

For specialized articles (in English with Japanese versions available) please visit :

www.nippon-kichi.jp  and enter keyword.

See some excellent Google Arts & Culture Pages/pictures on tsumugi (silk, but relevant) by click-pushing HERE.

 

$ 10.00

5470: Deadstock 1950s Japanese Tsumugi Coat Cotton by Yard