7206: 1980's Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi,60 inches Arai-Hari
Rare Japanese Textiles:
1980's Ohshima Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric
Width:14.75 inches / 37.47 cm
Length: 60 inches / 152.4 cm
US$20.00 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:
Thin fabric, slightly translucent Oshima Tsumugi silk with design the same on both sides; Background color is a mix of dark navy blue to bluish-gray and gray, with some areas in lighter contrast; the entire background is rendered in tiny pixelated micro-lines, creating symmetrical grid of evenly-spaced, geometric figures (hexagons, 4-sided shapes), and crest-like (mon) within the shapes; also, has a deep background in a tiny mesh design/weave; largest geometric shapes are 2 inches (5.08 cm) at widest, smallest are .75 inch (19.05mm).
NOTE: All designs are the result of a pixelated effect, tiny pixelated lines created in the weaving/dyeing process (please see closeups); selvage on both sides is .25 inch (6.35mm) fabric slightly stiff, some drape.
Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.
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