6688: 1960s Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi Kimono Fabric,44in.
1960s Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
OhshimaTsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric
Width:14.25 / 36.2 cm
Length: 44 inches / 111.76 cm
US$18.00 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:
burgund-brown background, lightweight, slightly translucent tsumugi (pongee) silk, mildly textured to touch, no sheen; design is the same on both sides, designs are irregular shapes made with varying sized stripes and pinstripes; The figures are super-imposed over the striped fields, looking like impressionistic rendering of Japanese maple leaves, in black, gray and off-white; the striped spaces are in mustard to dark tan (see close-ups).
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