7385:1980s Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, 59in.Pc

7385: 1990s Tsumugi Silk, greens, long

Catalog# 7385

1990s  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
 Tsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric
Modernistic Patchwork Design

Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 59 inches / 149.86 cm

US$19.00 per piece

Item Details and Description

This is a 1990s lightweight deadstock tsumugi (pongee silk); originally intended for making an everyday wear kimono. 

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

Description:  This slightly translucent fabric has a pale pastel green background but the entire fabric is interwoven with tiny threads, all in varying lengths and configuration -- all lines running perpendicular with a pixelated look; There are all sorts of irregularly shaped areas, rendering a sort of patchwork effect; many different hues of green, from pale cream, light and dark greens;  This is distinctive and has - to our eye - a modernistic feel; Fabric is slightly stiff and a very light sheen; due to the extensive interwoven designs fabric is textured to the touch.

Condition: EXCELLENT

 Cultural Background Note:  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....

$ 19.00

7385:1980s Deadstock Vintage Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Kimono Silk, 59in.Pc