6614: 1980's Deadstock Japanese Kouchi (Echigo) Silk Tsumugi,50in.

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Catalog# 6614

1980s Deadstock  Rare Japanese Textiles:

Kouchi Tsumugi (pongee) Silk Fabric
From Echigo Area (In Modern Niigata Prefecture)

Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 50 inches / 127.00 cm

US$20.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4lbs package weight

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree:  This is a  medium-weight 1980s deadstock tsumugi (pongee) silk (new but unsold stock of another time); This is called Kouchi Tsumugi, made in the Niigata prefecture area; This area is on the Japan Sea side, northwest part of Japan, in pre-modern times it was called Echigo. This type of tsumugi (pongee) silk is only found in that area; this piece still has the original label maker's label on it.

Fabric Description Details:

Moss-green fabric is textured to the touch and slightly stiff;  The design is the same on both sides, interwoven grid of about 1 inch ( 25.4mm) square figures which are a variety of geometric shapes and interwoven in pixelated style, same on both sides; Design figures' colors are mixtures of colonial blue, tan and dark brown; Selvedge on both sides is 1/4 inch (6.35 mm); Attached paper label reads, "Kouchi Tsumugi, Handwoven 100% silk, Association of Kouchi (Echigo Folkcraft Weaving)" 

Condition: EXCELLENT.
$ 20.00

6614: 1980's Deadstock Japanese Kouchi (Echigo) Silk Tsumugi,50in.