Orange Star-Hexagon Pongee Kimono Silk from Japan By the Yard #327
Vibrant print with a detailed faux patchwork and off-white background. The color is tangerine: not quite as yellow as classic orange - it's slightly towards red. The 'quilt blocks' are all straight edges - images of fabric prints within stars within hexagons. Hexagons / tortoise shell shapes are important in Japan - tortoises are said to live for thousands of years, and these "kikko" designs signify longevity, good luck, congratulations, and good fortune.
This silk pongee is fine and thin, soft and a bit sleek, with a hint of shine and body.It holds a crisp fold, feels smooth to the touch and has a slight rustle. It's not drapey or supple or flowy. The subtle, fine ribs in the weave aren't raised or lowered; they add visual interest but you can't feel them. On the back, the print is about half as strong and the background is more towards light gray.
14" wide, 100% silk from Japan, in perfect condition. Sold by the full yard and we'll cut yours in one long piece from the never-used, vintage, bolt.
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