6348: 1960s Mud-Dyed Japanese Pongee Silk Rare Ohshima Tsumugi, 61 inches
1960s Rare Japanese Textiles:
Doro (Mud-dyed)Ohshima Tsumugi (pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 61 inches / 154.94 cm
US$25.00 per piece
Item Details and Description
Fabric Description Details:
The lightweight dark brown fabric has interwoven ornate designs with geometrics (diamond shapes) and flowers & leaves; Tiny interwoven lateral threads create the designs; Other colors used: several shades of brown, gray-blue with some subtle rusty-burgundy tones; same on both sides; very slightly translucent: Very distinctive piece of Ohshima Tsumugi in that it combines mud-dyeing with plant-based dyeing.
BACKGROUND JAPANESE TEXTILES CULTURAL NOTES:
There are various types of older Ohshima Tsumugi silk which involve tsumugi using mud, indigo, and grass or plants in the dyeing process.
To learn about the older Ohshima textiles, there are details on that aspect of Japan's special pongee silk-making process which can be found on the National Foundation for Promoting the National Costume of Japan website. The site explains the natural plant dyes and mud etc. used in making older (1960s and earlier) Ohshima Tsumugi silks, quoted here: