6193:1960's Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi, 58in.(AraiHari)
1960's Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
Ohshima Tsumugi Silk Fabric Piece
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 58 Inches / 147.32 cm
US$15.00 per piece
Item Details and Description
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:
Background is black with hint of green with designs in darker moss-green, dark browns, off-white silver; the figures are rendered by use of tiny line stitching with larger shapes being 3.25 inches (9.53cm); the smaller figures are geometric in style and the larger seem a stylized flower design (see close-ups).