7367:1960s Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk, Arai-Hari, 57 inches Piece

7367:1960s Japan Tsumugi Fabric, 57in.

Catalog# 7367

1960s Vintage Japanese Textiles:
  Tsumugi Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Arai-Hari Used

Width:14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s fabric from kimono pieces  from an Arai Hari (special Japanese kimono cleaner -- see info on Arai-Hari HERE from John Marshall, expert on Japanese textiles .)

Description:  Tsumugi (pongee) silk derived from 1960s kimono; The fabric is lightweight, slightly translucent, and with a slight texture to the touch; This color is hard to describe (and capture in photo) a rust with a hint of burned orange; the fabric is solid with interwoven medallion shapes(floral) in 5 inch/12.7cm & 3 inches/7.62cm diameters; color of the figures is a muted silver-white; the design is the same on both sides;  (please see close-ups).

Condition: EXCELLENT, remarkable condition for its age. 

 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....

To read the rest of this above article and learn more about tsumugi, please visit: www.nippon-kichi.jp


$ 18.00

7367:1960s Japanese Tsumugi (Pongee) Silk, Arai-Hari, 57 inches Piece