5894: 1960s Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk, Arai-Hari, 63 inches Piece

5894 vintage Japanese tsumugi silk close-up 1

Catalog# 5894

1960's  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
  Tsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric by 63" Piece

Width:14.75 inches / 37.37 cm
Length: 63 inches / 1.6 m

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's fabric from kimono pieces  from an Arai Hari (special Japanese kimono cleaner -- see info on Arai-Hari HERE from John Marshall, expert on Japanese textiles .)
This is a 1960's light-medium weight deadstock (new but unsold stock) tsumugi silk);   used for making a woman's kimono. 

Description: The fabric design is same on both sides, looks like kasuri weave of stripes and plaid type pinstripes and various size stripes; also have fuzzy images (average size 1 inch / 25.4 mm) symmetrically placed in columns which run lengthwise ( see close-ups)

Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for its age. 

 Cultural Background Note:  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 above article and learn more about tsumugi, please visit: www.nippon-kichi.jp

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


$ 15.00

5894: 1960s Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk, Arai-Hari, 63 inches Piece