6946: 1960s-70s Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, by Yard

6946: 1960s Tsumugi Kimono Silk, Yard

Catalog# 6946

1960s-1970s  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
  Tsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric by Yard

Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 cm

Item Details and Description

This is a 1960s-1970s light-medium weight deadstock (new but unsold stock) tsumugi (pongee silk);   used for making a woman's everyday wear kimono. 

Pedigree: This is what is called deadstock -- new/never used stock, but aged.

Description: The fabric design is the same on both sides, interwoven in pixelated fashion: motif is flowers randomly placed throughout; Fabric is navy-blue background but because the fabric is filled with tiny pixels - both background and foreground motifs - (interwoven), it has a dark blue with a grayish look; the motif is of various blossoms; colors of the flowers are all muted: burgundy-red, black, light brown, olive green, and dark aqua-blue; NOTE: in regular lower room light, from a distance the fabric looks a dark gray with a touch of blue; fabric has minimal sheen; fairly smooth to the touch but is stiffer than most other silks. (Please see close-ups).

Condition: EXCELLENT

If you wish to buy the full roll (12yds/10.97m) please contact us for a discount price; please include the product number.

 Cultural Background Note about Tsumugi Silk:  From www.nippon-kichi.jp: 

Tsumugi are silk textiles woven by hand using thread collected from the floss of the cocoons.
The floss is made from debris of the cocoons and spun by hand into thread. Because the thread is called “tetsumugi ito” or “ tsumugi ito”, the textile made from the thread became to be known as tsumugi.

Tsumugi is characterized by its unique texture and dull gloss coming from subtle variations of the tsumugi threads. It is extremely durable and has been used for everyday clothes and working clothes since ancient times....

To read the rest of this page and learn more about tsumugi, please visit: www.nippon-kichi.jp .

$ 15.00

6946: 1960s-70s Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, by Yard