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Designs by materialsgirl
Japanese - influenced designs, digitally created, altered & enhanced.
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I have a vintage Japanese silk remnant referred to as tsumugi or â€œpongeeâ€ in English (see below) that inspired me to try and recreate it digitally
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During Japanâ€™s vibrant and affluent Edo Period (early 1600â€™s â€“ mid 1800â€™s) fine silks were a major export and a symbol of wealth, worn exclusively by the Samurai Class and elite.
Commoners were prohibited from wearing fine silks. The only silk fabric they were permitted to wear was a cloth made by spinning silk floss in the same manner as cotton or wool. The threads of fine silk, on the other hand, are not spun but rather pulled out and reeled from a silkworm cocoon. The inferior
Fabric woven from the spun silk has a slub which superficially resembled the cotton fabrics worn by commoners. Such fabric is known as tsumugi (â€œpongeeâ€ in English). In an ironic twist, today tsumugi is among the most sought after and treasured silk fabrics.
natural fiber (29),
faux silk (5),
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I LOVE these! They are crazy/cool and wonderful, and the story behind the Tsumugi fabric is really captivating! I love that you shared that history with us - thank you, Cal.
Posted almost 3 years ago.
Swatch samples from the Pongee Woven Silks Collection in linen cotton (daylight).
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Pongee in indigo blue and light gray :
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