5571: 1960's Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi, 44 inches 1.12m
1960s Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
Ohshima Tsumugi (pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 44 inches / 1.12 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, pixelated type designs in background of dark green and burgundy-black bands formed by tiny grids woven within horizontal bands about 1.5 inches deep with various traditional mon(crests) and flower shapes and fields in clusters (see close-ups). Colors are dark green, burgundy-black, dark tangerine; colors & patterns are impressionistic because of the dye and weaving style.
Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00