SALE Ivory/Black Oshima Tsumugi 'Sailing Home' Vintage Kimono Silk by the Yard # 694
Beloved in Japan, Oshima Tsumugi is hand-dyed, hand-woven, and difficult to produce. The pattern is created in the ikat weave, and the dyes are made from mud from the volcanic island of Oshima. This one depicts homes, mountains, sailing ships, clouds and forests, people looking out to sea. The base silk is ivory/off-white, not bright white, and the design is in black, blues, touches of red and olive. The colors are subtle but pop a bit more than the photos. Oshima Silk Tsumugi is thin, lightweight but strong, almost but not quite shiny, slightly crispy, soft to the touch and not drapey. A true ikat, the back looks just the same. This is a vintage, never used bolt designed for a kimono, which has been carefully stored for many decades. It's in very good condition. 14" wide, sold by the full yard. We'll cut yours in one continuous piece. Japan.