Beautiful vintage Japanese hand loomed woven silk . Offered by the yard x 14” wide. 1 yard = 36" inches. Tiny geometric design is laboriously created with a tied off ikat technique using natural dies of black and light blue silk. The resulting overall hue is somewhat teal and the surface has a somewhat satin smooth hand. This silk has a bit of a structure from the weft weave - very tightly woven - possibly a dupioni weave with no slubbing. This is a Tsumugi kimono silk meaning the pattern is created from weaving Not dying. It is used for the Tsumugi kimono or Obi belts -- also could be used for making hair bows or bow ties as well as patchwork silk garments.
Zoom in to see the design. FREESWATCH to see at home. This is a dark colorway so it is difficult to capture the subtle blue design against the black. The photo with the Japanese writing 100% silk - hand loomed in Japan. The Japanese calligraphy photo is for informational purposes only -- it identifies the region in which this was woven - you will not receive this in your cut.
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The last photo shows how all fabric orders are neatly folded, tied with trim, wrapped in pattern paper and topped off with a vintage playing card from my extensive collection. Thank you for visiting my little shop --
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Most items are in limited quantity due to uniqueness and their "hard to find" factor. What is listed is usually all I have in stock so if you love it, buy it cause with vintage I can't reorder.
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If you are interested in having a tote bag or cross body bag made from a piece of fabric you see here, I will refer you to my favorite etsy shop for a quote.
Many vintage fabrics are in limited quantity and I am unable to order more of these fabrics. My shop specializes in unique out of print fabrics.