6848: 1960s Rare Japanese Amami Doro-Mud Ohshima Silk , 60in. Piece
1960s Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
Ohshima Doro (Mud)Tsumugi Silk Fabric
Width:14.25 / 36.2 cm
Length: 60 inches / 152.4 cm
US$25.00 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:
This lightweight fabric is slightly translucent, design is the same on both sides, designs are tiny bands running lengthwise that are composed of tiny squares and plus-signs/hashtag shapes; within the vertical bands there are inter-spaced clusters that evoke the traditional Japanese arrow-feather design (see close-ups); Background is dark brown with designs in light tan /off-white.
Colors: Reminder to use our text descriptions of colors to complement your sense of the colors, since colors and contrast differ on different devices.
Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for its age.
Regular price $ 125.00 Sale price $ 105.00