6562: 1970's Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi, 1 yard
1970s Deadstock Rare Japanese Textiles:
Ohshima Tsumugi (pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 cm
US$10.00 per yard
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:
The design is the same on both sides, solid but with pixelated grid upon close inspection, due to the nature of the weave and dyeing; fabric color is black with a hint of navy-blue; looks black in low light.