Vintage dark indigo Japanese tsumugi pongee silk with woven balloon flower design - by the yard

$12.00


This listing is for one yard (36 inches or 91.33cm) of fabric. There are multiple yards available. If more than one yard is purchased then you will receive the entire yardage as one complete length.

This beautiful silk fabric is unused, vintage stock and would make an amazing quilt, pillow case or table runner. It can also be used for apparel but please remember that kimono fabric is not as wide as other fabrics. The fabric is in excellent condition. This fabric has not been laundered.

This silk fabric has a woven design of balloon flowers and branches in colors of gold-yellow, green, red, brown and white over a deep indigo-black hued background. The last photo shows the colors most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for color comparison. The pattern on this fabric is woven therefore both sides of the fabric have an identical (although reversed) design.

Tsumugi is woven out of pre-dyed threads. The pattern is then created where these dyed warp and weft threads are woven together. The warp and weft threads are often different colors (called shot fabric) giving the fabric a wonderful depth of color. Traditionally the weft threads of tsumugi are black. The weft threads of this fabric are black and the warp threads are indigo hued. This creates a fabric with a deep indigo, nearly black color. The colors are very dynamic because of the different colored warp and weft threads.

This silk still had it's original tags which indicate that it was created prior to 1991.

Typical of tsumugi, this fabric is highly textured and has slubbing. Tsumugi silk is difficult to wrinkle and generally has a crisp drape that becomes more flowing with use.

Fabric specifics:

-14.5 inches (36.8 cm) wide

- Medium weight

-100% silk

-little to no stretch

-Crisp with a stiff drape

-Subtle sheen and highly textured with a cotton-like hand.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding my fabrics or using/sewing these fabrics. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks in addition to those noted in the description. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell. I do not notice one.

Payments

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Please contact me within 24 hours if you wish to cancel purchase.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Shipping from United States

I ship within two business days of receiving payment. Most items are shipped within 24 hours after receiving payment.

Orders totaling $60.00 USD and over will be shipped free to domestic addresses. The free shipping will be shown at the final order cost, right before submitting the order.

I ship via USPS mail. If you wish for shipping confirmation or insurance please contact me before payment and I will adjust the shipping price for you. USPS Priority mail or International Express shipment can be chosen at checkout.

I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

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Returns and exchange details

I will gladly accept returns on items that are not to your liking. The buyer must pay return shipping charges. I must be notified within 2 days after confirmation of delivery of the item that you wish to return the item for a refund.

A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.

Additional

Taxes:

I currently reside in New York State and am required to charge sales tax on items shipped to New York state. Taxes are not collected on items that are shipped to any other states or internationally.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

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