7368:1960s Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, 58in.Piece

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Catalog# 7368

1960s  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
  Tsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Metallic Gold, Silver & Copper Color Threads Interwoven Throughout

Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 58 inches / 147.32 cm

US$22.00 / Piece
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Item Details and Description

This is a 1960s lightweight deadstock (new but unsold stock) tsumugi (pongee silk);   used for making a woman's kimono. 

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

Description: This is an off-white/cream-colored fabric interwoven side-to-side(weft) with many thin metallic gold, silver, and copper color threads intermixed throughout, rendering a slight glitter effect in brighter light; the fabric is textured to the touch; (Please see close-ups).

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

$ 22.00

7368:1960s Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, 58in.Piece