Vintage cotton & silk tsumugi pongee fabric- black and warm brown stripes - 53 inches (134.6 cm)

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This listing is for 1 yard and 17 inches (53 inches or 134.6 cm) of fabric. The fabric is a continuous piece with no cuts.

This is a vintage, cotton and silk blend, tsumugi pongee fabric section. The fabric is in excellent condition. I do not see any stains or holes in this fabric.

Tsumugi fabrics are perfect for creating scarves, quilts or pillow cases. This fabric can also be used for apparel but please remember that kimono fabric is not as wide as other fabrics.

This cotton fabric features a woven striped design in colors of black and brown.

Typical of tsumugi, this fabric is textured and has slubbing. Tsumugi is created out of pre-dyed threads that are woven together to create the pattern on the fabric. 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 deep, indigo blue, nearly black color while the warp threads are creme, ocher yellow and deep indigo blue colors. This creates a fabric that has black and warm brown stripes. The brown hued stripes can appear more or less brown, depending on the light. In some instances the fabric will appear more tan or ocher colored than brown.

The blue-black weft and warp threads are also thicker, with more slubbing, than the lighter colored, smooth warp threads. The blue-black threads are primarily cotton while the lighter, smoother colored warp threads are primarily silk. The different textures, fibers and colors of these threads all help to create a fabric that has a great depth of color that changes in the light.

The last photo shows the colors most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were place in the photo for color comparison. Please remember that the color of this silk is very dynamic and will change from a warm, lighter ocher brown color to a brown color.

Fabric specifics:

-Fabric is 1 yard and 17 inches (53 inches or 134.6 cm) in length

-Fabric is 13.5 inches (34.3cm) wide.

-light to medium weight

-Primarily cotton and silk. This was confirmed using bleach and burn tests and a microscope.

-Little to no stretch

-slightly stiff drape

-slubbing (bumps) that create a slightly bumpy texture

-medium sheen similar to shot or dupioni silk

*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. I do not notice one.


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