Japanese Fabric - Cotton Tsumugi - # 203 Geranium (Maroon)
  • Japanese Fabric - Cotton Tsumugi - # 203 Geranium (Maroon)
  • Japanese Fabric - Cotton Tsumugi - # 203 Geranium (Maroon)
  • Japanese Fabric - Cotton Tsumugi - # 203 Geranium (Maroon)
Japanese Fabric - Cotton Tsumugi - # 203 Geranium (Maroon) - is currently on backorder. You may still purchase now though and we'll ship as soon as more become available.

Tsumugi is an obsolete, costly, narrow Japanese silk fabric made in the following fashion: first, a coarse cloth is woven with cotton wrap and thick silk filling; second, this fabric is run through a dye vat several times; third, it is buried in the ground until the cotton warp has rotted; lastly, the silk is rewoven into a fabric. The result is a mottled design produced by undyed places in the silk yarn where the cotton warp prevented dye penetration.

Olympus developed a 100% cotton fabric similar to the true Tsumugi.

The close-up picture has been lightened to help show the texture.  

Each piece is approximately 12" x 14" - 100% cotton.