7413-1970s Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi,Deadstock 12Yards Bolt

7413: 1970s 12+ Yards Bolt

  Rare Japanese Textiles:

1970's Ohshima  Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric
Deadstock 11m/12+yds Bolt
In Original Bindings

Catalog# 7413

Width:15 inches / 38.1 cm
Length: 12+ yards / 11 m

US$45.00 per bolt plus shipping

Item Details and Description:

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1970s deadstock, unused authentic Ohshima Tsumugi silk bolt, in lot with others from the same factory as  our bolt number 7412.
Fabric Description Details:

11m/12+yards Bolt is a navy-blue background with multicolor medium-scale plaid (elements are 1.5inches / 38.11mm X 1inch / 2.54cm;the colors of plaid lines are rust, lighter blues, and pinstripes in mustard colors. Weight: 2lbs (net wt.) .

This is a special lightweight  Ohshima tsumugi silk from Amami Islands, 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, which  explains the natural plant dyes and mud  etc. used in making Ohshima Tsumugi, quoted here:
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."

Suitable for making small size Japanese kimono

Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.

Condition: EXCELLENT.

Popular with our antique Japanese textile aficionados and collectors.

$ 45.00

7413-1970s Japanese Pongee Silk Ohshima Tsumugi,Deadstock 12Yards Bolt