5887: 1960's Deadstock Japanese Pongee Kimono Silk Tsumugi, by yard

5887: 1960s Japanese Kimono Tsumugi Silk, close-up 1

Catalog# 5887

196'0s Deadstock  Rare Japanese Textiles:

Tsumugi (pongee) Silk Fabric

Width:14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91cm

US$10.00 per yard

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree:
This is a  lightweight deadstock Japanese  pongee (tsumugi) silk (new but unsold stock from 1970's). Details on this part of Japan's special pongee silk-making process can be found on the National Foundation for Promoting the National Costume of Japan website, which  explains the natural plant dyes and mud  etc. used in making Ohshima Tsumugi, quoted here:
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:

Fabric is indigo blue background with dark chocolate designs of bamboo running lengthwise, same on both sides.

Condition: EXCELLENT,

$ 10.00

5887: 1960's Deadstock Japanese Pongee Kimono Silk Tsumugi, by yard