6849: 1980's Japanese Tsumugi Silk fabric 62" Piece (Arai-Hari)

6849: 1980s Japan Tsumugi Silk, long view

Catalog#: 6849

1980s Japanese Tsumugi Silk (Pongee)Fabric
from Arai-Hari
(Japanese Kimono Cleaner)

Width:14.75 inches / 37.47 cm

Length: 62 Inches / 157.48 cm

US$18.00 / piece 

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980's tsumugi (pongee) silk pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall, by click-pushing HERE

Fabric Description:  ThisJapanese vintage traditional Tsumugi is a lightweight pongee type silk that in a seldom-seen color for tsumugi-- copper/rusty-burgundy;  Designs as follow: Two thin single black pinstripes run lengthwise, dividing designs into 3 equal-width columns; Each column has geometric figures symmetrically spaced lengthwise; On the black lines and partially at each edge are classic stylized butterfly figures.

These designs are rendered by very tiny off-white to white pixelated weave lines; some salmon-pink accents used in centers of some figures; the background color is sort of a  solid rusty-burgundy but with some blacks faintly visible in the lateral weave. 

Colors: Reminder that colors differ on each device so please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the look of this piece.

Condition: Excellent.

    $ 18.00

    6849: 1980's Japanese Tsumugi Silk fabric 62" Piece (Arai-Hari)