5767: 1960's Japanese Pongee Silk Tsumugi, 50 inches
Rare Japanese Textiles:
1960's Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 50 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, dark green and black background; fabric appears black in lower light; throughout the fabric on closer examination there are tiny mesh pattern lines caused by the interweaving process; Interwoven motifs are larger (4" x 4" / 10.2 x 10.2 cm) squares in black; These are geometrical figures (with cursive elements) which repeat symmetrically throughout; subtle yet distinctive.
NOTE ON PICTURES: Our two close-ups are intentionally over-exposed to better reveal the motif designs; also, our first large picture is closer in color of fabric as viewed in room light.
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Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00
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