5852: 1960s Japanese Pongee Silk Rare Ohshima Tsumugi,by yard
1960's Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
OhshimaTsumugi Silk Fabric
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91cm
US$10.00 per yard
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 geometric design is the same on both sides, designs are varying pixelated lined checkerboard patterns (composed of tiny lines via interweaving); Color of background is a charcoal black with the shapes as described in a mix of very dark greens, coppers, grays and dark tan. muted dark greens; fabric is slightly translucent.
Rarely found, popular among Antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.
Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for its age.
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