5470: Deadstock 1950s Japanese Tsumugi Coat Cotton by Yard
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
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.