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6997: 1960s Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, 50inPiece

6997: 1960s Tsumugi Silk Fabric, long view

Catalog# 6997

1960s  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
  Tsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric Piece

Width:14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 50 inches / 127.0 cm

Item Details and Description

This is a 1960s 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 almost the same on both sides, reverse having sheen in different places; tsumugi silk piece is interwoven on dark navy-blue foreground with lighter blue background; considerable sheen throughout in the lighter areas; also, the design is ornate and complex, filling the fabric with adjoining flowers and curlicue shapes throughout, also note diamond shapes, 5 inches X 4 inches (12.7 cm X 10.16cm) in a staggered array; (Please see close-ups).

Colors: Please use our text color descriptions as different devices show colors differently.

Condition: EXCELLENT

 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

6997: 1960s Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, 50inPiece