6715:1960s Japanese Silk Doro/Mud-Ohshima Tsumugi, 40in.(AraiHari)
1960s Rare Japanese Textiles:
Doro (Mud-Dyed)Ohshima Tsumugi
Silk Fabric Piece
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 40 Inches / 101.6 cm
US$15.00 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:
The background of this lightweight and translucent fabric is dark brown with designs in light tan, moss-green, and copper colors; motifs are randomly scattered leaves, cherry blossoms, other small flowers, also with stems and leaves of the flowers attached; also stylized flying butterflies (see close-ups).
Condition: EXCELLENT condition for its age.