5875: 1960's Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, by Yard

5875 1960's Japanese Kimono Tsumugi Silk, one yard view

Catalog# 5875

1960's  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
  Tsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric by Yard

Width:14.75 inches / 37.47 cm
Length: 1 yard / .91m

Item Details and Description

This is a 1960's light-medium weight deadstock (new but unsold stock) tsumugi (pongee silk);   used for making a woman's everyday wear kimono. 

Pedigree: This is what is called deadstock -- new/never used stock, but aged.

Description: The fabric design is the same on both sides, symmetrically arranged rows of rough-edged geometric pairs; evocative of Kasuri (ikat) look but is not; Fabric is black background with copper-colored shapes; also it is textured to the touch( see close-ups).

Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for its age. 

 Cultural Background Note about Tsumugi Silk:  From www.nippon-kichi.jp: 

Tsumugi are silk textiles woven by hand using thread collected from the floss of the cocoons.
The floss is made from debris of the cocoons and spun by hand into thread. Because the thread is called “tetsumugi ito” or “ tsumugi ito”, the textile made from the thread became to be known as tsumugi.


Tsumugi is characterized by its unique texture and dull gloss coming from subtle variations of the tsumugi threads. It is extremely durable and has been used for everyday clothes and working clothes since ancient times....

To read the rest of this page and learn more about tsumugi, please visit: www.nippon-kichi.jp

Also, from Immortal Geisha Wiki, more tsumugi info HERE.

 

$ 12.00

5875: 1960's Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, by Yard