5717: 1970's Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi Kasuri Silk by yard
1970's Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
Ohshima Tsumugi (pongee) Kasuri Silk Fabric
Width: 14.75 inches / 37.47cm
Length: 1 yard / 91cm
US$10.00 per yard
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds carton weight
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."
The color of the fabric is a mix of black and navy-blue tiny pixel squares in screen grid, each about 1/8th-inch square (hashtag-like) (3.17mm) but the fabric appears solid from a distance(see pictures); same on both sides.
Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for its age, Like new.