6172: 1960's Japanese Tsumugi Silk fabric 57in. Piece(Arai-Hari)

6172: 1960s Tsumugi Silk, full length

Catalog#: 6172

 Japanese Tsumugi Silk Fabric
from Arai-Hari
(Japanese Kimono Cleaner)

Width:14 inches / 35.56 cm

Length: 57 Inches / 144.78 cm

US$15.00 / piece 

USA Shipping included under 4 lbs total package weight


Item Details and Description

  • Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's tsumugi (pongee) silk pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner / reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE

  • Fabric Description:  Japanese vintage traditional Tsumugi is a pongee type silk-making process using raw silk threads;  geometric rectangular shapes composed of 1.5 inches ( 38.1 mm) blocks  and diamond shapes within larger figure, large scale checkerboard patterns, 4 groups in piece; this tsumugi is a  light fabric (but not translucent), is fairly smooth texture; closer to what raw silk feels like; same on both sides; the figures are evocative of kasuri (ikat) look but are not done in kasuri process.

  • Colors: Black background with various shades of blue and burgundy-red for the squares within the figures; Please use our text color descriptions to complement pictures as colors differ on each device.

  • Condition: Excellent.
    $ 15.00

    6172: 1960's Japanese Tsumugi Silk fabric 57in. Piece(Arai-Hari)