7482:12yds+ Bolt 1960's Deadstock Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk

7482:12yds+ Bolt 1960's Deadstock Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk

1960's  Deadstock Japanese Textiles:

Catalog# 7482

Bolt of Ayaori Ohshima Tsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric 

Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 12+ Yards / 11m

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Item Details and Description

This is a 1960's light-medium weight deadstock (new but unsold stock) tsumugi silk);  used for making a  kimono; This is an ayaori  (Japanese Twill) weave of Ohshima Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk.

Pedigree: Found in original bolt with label intact;this is what is called deadstock -- new/never used but aged, usually from store or company inventory or recyclers. Rolls such as this were turned in to recyclers by businesses or families in the past within Japan; This one is 100% Japanese Ohshima tsumugi (pongee) type silk with a textured feel to touch( *See Cultural Notes below for more about this type fabric).

Description: This particular tsumugi fabric is called Ayaori Ohshima Tsumugi, a Japanese Twill type weave(See cultural notes below**); 11m (12+ yards) bolt is intact in original bindings and labels, maker's marks; color is brown and blacks, rendered with the twill weave charactistics.

FABRIC NOTE: This type of tsumugi is highly cherished among traditional Japanese fabric collectors and enthusiasts. Historically, tsumugi, being so labor-intensive to make, was felt (by Japanese) as highly expensive and worn only by aristocrats or the wealthy.

 *Cultural Background Notes: 
From the English version,  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

**Ayaori (Japanese Twill), as defined in Wikipedia article:

Twill is a type of textile weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs. It is one of three fundamental types of textile weaves along with plain weave and satin. It is made by passing the weft thread over one or more warp threads then under two or more warp threads and so on, with a "step," or offset, between rows to create the characteristic diagonal pattern.[1] Because of this structure, twill generally drapes well.

See full article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twill

$ 45.00

7482:12yds+ Bolt 1960's Deadstock Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk