Vintage Magenta Hand Dyed Japanese Silk Thread Circa 1920

+ $7.00 shipping

Only 1 available

+ $7.00 shipping
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States


Item details

JST- 312, 313

This incredible skein of silk was dyed by hand back in the 1920's in Japan. No one seems to know what kind of dye was used, it's not aniline and not a natural plant dye, but whatever it is, the color is intense and vibrant and has not faded over the long years of its' existence. Nor has it been weakened, it is strong and those who have used it for weaving, sewing or embroidery report no problems and come back for more. If you love it, be sure to purchase what you will need. When this is gone, there will be no more. One interesting aspect is that when you squeeze it, it squeaks! The thread is sold by the ounce; $10.00 per ounce.

* The shades in each color category may vary slightly due to dye lots

Average review
Best customer service!!! Thank you
Feb 22, 2016 by mimi1029
gorgeous thread. Thank you. I'm so happy to have found this dealer.
Apr 25, 2014 by Shelly Fowler

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States
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We ship via USPS but will ship via other means if requested.

The US postal service does not offer international tracking at any sort of reasonable price, so it is *ship at your own risk*....we have shipped many many international packages without trouble, but if it gets lost in customs or whatever I cannot refund you. I am sorry! If you really want a tracking number/insurance you will have to pay quite a bit extra.


Paypal is our prefered form of payment, but we will accept money orders and personal checks. Merchandise will be held until checks clear..

Returns & exchanges

We will refund purchase price if item is returned within one week, only if item was seriously misrepresented, excluding cost of shipping. Return shipping is customer's responsibility. We do allow exchange with another item you find on our etsy site or on our gallery website. If item you recieve is damaged from shipping process, we will refund the item purchased.

Additional policies

********** MOST of our silk fabric is almost over 50 years old and some MAY have age spots or water stains. Most of our fabric is in great condition, but every piece is from a re-constructed kimono.