7209:1980's Japanese Pongee Silk Tsumugi, 62 inches Arai-Hari

7209: 1980s Japanese Tsumugi Silk, long

  Rare Japanese Textiles:

1980's   Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric

Width: 14.375 inches / 36.51 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm

Catalog# 7209

US$20.00 per piece

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980's fabric from kimono pieces  from an Arai Hari (special Japanese kimono cleaner -- see info on Arai-Hari HERE from John
Marshall, expert on Japanese textiles .)

This is a special lightweight tsumugi (pongee) silk from Japan. Details on this part of Japan's special pongee silk-making process can be found on the National Foundation for Promoting the National Costume of Japan website.

Fabric Description Details:

The design is the same on both sides, black background with designs in iron-red color; Patterns are of large (average size 6 inches (15.24cm) diameter daisy mum (chrysanthemum) flowers done via the interweave process, so note the tiny skipped pinstripes patterns close-up; please see close-ups; Fabric is softer than most tsumugi silks we see from this period, with no sheen; minimally translucent, little drape.

Note on images: The last closeup above is intentionally over-exposed (brighter) to better reveal the stitching. The other 2 pics are closer to the actual color viewed in normal room light.

Colors: Please use our text descriptions to complement your sense of the colors, as color and contrast differ on different devices.

Condition: EXCELLENT,

Popular with our antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.

$ 20.00

7209:1980's Japanese Pongee Silk Tsumugi, 62 inches Arai-Hari