Beautiful Vintage Dark Lilac Purple Tsumugi Silk from an unused kimono bolt sold by the yard. Tatewaku woven pattern ( two curving lines giving it an hourglass effect ) in dark lilac purple with hints of thin lines in indigo blue and red. It gives off a very slight shimmer typical of tsumugi silk. 100% silk off the bolt.
This will turn any project into a work of art.
Perfect for fashion, home decor, craft projects and interior design.
Tsumugi: Is a silk fabric woven from the floss remaining in the silkworm cocoon after the full threads have been removed. By spinning these broken strands together silkworm farmers created a fabric for their own use. Today tsumugi is highly prized and one of the most expensive kimono fabrics despite its humble origins. Initially tsumugi fabric is very stiff, due to the starch applied during spinning, but the more times it is worn and washed,the softer it becomes.
Tatewaku: A design featuring tatewaku ; a pattern drawn with two curved lines, signifying the natural phenomenon of something emerging, or welling up from steam/heat/air. Hourglass effect, undulating lines, rippling shape, gently swelling and rolling, all can describe this pattern. It dates back to Heian period (794 to 1185).
Bokashi: shading off, fogging, blurring, gradation or fade. It is a term used in Japanese printing as well. Reminds me of the word Bokeh in photography aesthetic quality of blur.
Sold by the yard
Size 1 yard (36 inches) x 36.8 cm (14.5 inches) If you order more than 1 yard it will be cut in one contiguous piece.
Colors may vary slightly depending on the monitor.
Please note - vintage fabrics may have minor imperfections due to age. Kimono silk should be gently hand washed or dry cleaned. Please ask if you are not sure.