5552: 1960's Japanese Pongee Silk Rare Ohshima Tsumugi Fabric
1960s Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
OhshimaTsumugi Silk Fabric
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 48 Inches / 121.92 m
US$15.00 per piece
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 flowers (peonies, cherry bliossoms), leaves and other flora throughout.; Designs same on both sides.
Colors are charcoal black, indigo blue and burgundy; also some tiny metallic silver accents throughout.
Rarely found, popular among Antique Japanese textile aficionados, collectors, designers and textile artists.
Condition: EXCELLENT condition for its age.
Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00