6557: 1960s Mud-Dyed Japanese Pongee Silk Rare Ohshima Tsumugi,29 in.
1960s Rare Japanese Textiles:
Doro (Mud-dyed)Ohshima Tsumugi (pongee) Silk Fabric, Arai-Hari
Width:14.75 inches / 37.47 cm
Length: 29 inches / 73.66 cm
US$15.00 per piece
Item Details and Description
Fabric Description Details:
Lightweight fabric has interwoven mesh tan and various shades of brown colored designs with some off-white areas; designs are rendered by weaving process, noting tiny rectangular(pixels) components -- see close-ups), in dark-brown background fabric; same on both sides; very slightly translucent; Motifs are large 8 inches (20.32 cm) diameter layered floral figures which are on alternating sides running vertically.
NOTE ON COLORS: Please use our text descriptions of colors since devices vary as to contrast and color hues shown.
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: