Vintage tsumugi pongee kimono silk - woven sayagata - by the yard

$10.00


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 tsumugi (shot) fabric is unused, old stock and would make an amazing scarf, quilt, pillow case or skirt. I think it could be used to make a beautiful table or mantel runner. It can be used for apparel but please remember that kimono fabric is not as wide as other fabrics.

This silk fabric has a woven sayagata (key fret) pattern in deep pink and red colors over a beige-creme colored background. This design is an auspicious design and is often associated with "strength" and "enternity".

Tsumugi is created out of pre-dyed threads. The warp and weft threads are 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 a beautiful golden yellow color while the warp threads are a creme color with red and deep pink dyed areas. This creates a beige hued fabric that appears more yellow-golden colored, depending on the light. The color has a great depth and changes in the light due to the different colored warp and weft threads. Typical of tsumugi, this fabric is highly textured and has slubbing.

The last photo shows the colors most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for color comparison. The sheen of this fabric made it difficult to capture the color accurately. The sheen is making the photos look a little more lighter (less golden) in color than seen in person. I took these photos in natural light. Please enlarge the photos to see the wonderful color and texture of the silk.

This silk has a smooth, but not slippery, texture and slubbing (bumps) that is associated with tsumugi. It also has a crisp texture and slightly stiff drape that is similar to a dupioni silk. The silk should become more supple with use.

Fabric specifics:

-Fabric is 14.75 inches (37.5 cm) wide.

- light to medium weight

-100% silk

-Minimal stretch from selvage to selvage

- Minimal lengthwise stretch

-Slighty stiff drape

*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 although, I do not see any. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell although I do not notice one.

Payments

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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. Orders will be shipped via USPS Priority 2-3 day mail.

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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.

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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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