5954: 1960's Deadstock Japanese Hisui Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk, by Yard

5954: label reads' Hisui Tsumugi' (Jade Green)

Catalog# 5954

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

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

US$12.00 per yard

USA Shipping included for packages total weight under 4 pounds.

Item Details and Description

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

Pedigree: Found in original roll with label intact this is what is called deadstock -- new/never used but aged, usually from store or company inventory or recyclers. Rolls such as this were turned in to recyclers by businesses or families in the past within Japan; This one is 100% Japanese hisui tsumugi (pongee) type silk with a textured feel to touch( *See Cultural Notes below for more about this type fabric).

Description: This particular tsumugi fabric is called Hisui Tsumugi, hisui means 'Jade-Green'. Fabric is solid dark jade-green throughout; the silk is of higher grade silk; this is probably made in Ohshima but the label did not indicate that so we're calling it simply hisui tsumugi. The darkness, color, and quality are the same as found in Ohshima Tsumugi fabrics.

FABRIC NOTE: This type of tsumugi is highly cherished among traditional Japanese fabric collectors and enthusiasts. Historically, tsumugi, being so labor-intensive to make, was felt (by Japanese) as highly expensive and worn only by aristocrats or the wealthy.

 *Cultural Background Note: 
From English version,  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

 

$ 12.00

5954: 1960's Deadstock Japanese Hisui Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk, by Yard