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7721:1980s Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi Kimono Silk ,Deadstock 12+Yds Roll

7721:1980s Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi Kimono Silk ,Deadstock 12+Yds Roll

 Rare Japanese Textiles:

1980s Ohshima  Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk Fabric
Deadstock 11m/12+yds Roll

 Authentic Ohshima Island Tsumugi Silk
Complete with Certificate Label-Trademark
Factory Deadstock

Catalog#: 7721

Width: 16.375(3/8) inches / 41.59 cm
Length: 12 yards / 11 m

US$65.00 per roll plus shipping

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Item Details and Description:

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980s deadstock, unused certified authentic Oshshima Tsumugi silk from the factory;

Fabric Description Details:

11m/12+yards roll of medium-weight silk is a mesh black/dark indigo-blue with several hues of light to gray-blues with slight iridesince, all in a  pixelated background with distinctive Ohshima tsumugi weave of a fine-lined tiny pixels mesh pattern (see close-ups); The start of the roll is interwoven with maker's mark, name, and certificate of authenticity (as genuine Ohshima Island Tsumugi Maker): reverse is same as front;  Certificates and Trademarks are both interwoven in the start of the roll, as well as the paper labels attached above the woven characters; please see close-ups; Fabric has slight sheen and is stiff.

CULTURAL BACKGROUND INFO:

This is a special medium-weight  Ohshima tsumugi silk from Ohshima Island, 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.

$ 65.00

7721:1980s Japanese Ohshima Tsumugi Kimono Silk ,Deadstock 12+Yds Roll