5768: 1980's Japanese Pongee Silk Tsumugi, 58 inches

5768: 1980's Japan tsumugi silk, extreme close-up

Catalog# 5768

  Rare Japanese Textiles:

1980's   Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric

Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 58 inches / 147.32 cm

US$12.00 per piece

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's fabric from kimono pieces  from an Arai Hari (special Japanese kimono cleaner -- see info on Arai-Hari HERE from John Marshall, expert on Japanese textiles .)
This is a special lightweight   tsumugi (pongee)silk from Japan. Details on this part of Japan's special pongee silk-making process can be found on the National Foundation for Promoting the National Costume of Japan website.

Fabric Description Details:

The design is same on both sides, black background with designs created by interweaving burgundy red, off-white/silver and pale aqua colors, creating flowers in rows;  on closer examination there are tiny pattern lines of pixelated lines), caused by the interweaving process (see close-up; 

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.

Condition: EXCELLENT,

Popular with our antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.

$ 12.00

5768: 1980's Japanese Pongee Silk Tsumugi, 58 inches