5834:1960's Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi,48 inches
1960's Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
Ohshima Tsumugi Silk Fabric
Width:14.75 inches / 37.43 cm
Length: 48 Inches / 121.92 cm
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:
Background is deep-blue with hint of purple; Designs are in mustard-golden colors, a complex mix of geometric shapes within diamonds (see close-ups); design is same on both sides
Condition: EXCELLENT condition for its age.
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