Pastels/Gray/Ships OshimaTsumugi Vintage Kimono Silk by the Yard # 694
Beloved in Japan, Oshima Tsumugi is hand-dyed, hand-woven, and difficult to produce. The intricate 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, oceans and lakes, people in red 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 the blue skies and waters, and the people wearing red, which are some of the best things about this silk, are a bit stronger in reality, than in the photos. (Sorry!) This Tsumugi is thin, mid-lightweight, with body. It's slightly crispy, soft to the touch and not drapey or shiny; it's a cottony silk. 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 excellent condition. 14" wide, sold by the full yard. We'll cut yours in one continuous piece. 100% Silk. Japan.
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