5857: SOLD 1940's Japanese Pongee Silk Doro Ohshima Tsumugi,59inches
1940's Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
Doro(Mud) Ohshima Tsumugi Silk Fabric
Width:14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 59 Inches / 149.86 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:
This is an excellent example of "Mud Ohshima" (Doro Ohshima Tsumugi) from Ohshima island; the design is the same on both sides, designs are small intricate geometrics in a symmetrical grid; colors are varying shades of dark browns and tans; same on both sides; see close-ups.
Rarely found, popular among Antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.
Condition: EXCELLENT condition for its age.
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