5652: 1960's Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi,60 inches
Rare Japanese Textiles:
1960's Ohshima Tsumugi
(Pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 60 inches / 152.4 cm
US$12.00 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, symmetrical checkerboard designs throughout which are composed of small squares created as part of the weaving process, with alternating horizontal bars (thin strips) between checkerboard layout; (see close-ups); Colors: black background, blue and off-white in lines.
Popular with our antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.
Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00