5865: SOLD1960's Japanese Doro (Mud)Ohshima Pongee Silk Tsumugi, 55 inches
Rare Japanese Textiles:
1960's Doro(Mud-dyed) Ohshima Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.7 cm
US$20.00 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 brown, brown and tan color background with interwoven geometric designs which are symmetrically arranged; designs also made by the interweaving process and in tiny pixelated screen-like patterns (see close-ups).
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