Tuesday 5 February 2019

Secondhand Oshima Tsumugi silk haori and kimono

Oshima tsumugi haori

We have just received a batch of lovely vintage Oshima tsumugi silk haori and kimono.

Oshima tsumugi silk is traditionally made on Amami Oshima an island halfway between Kyushu and Okinawa. It is a lightweight high quality silk created by using threads pre-dyed with natural dyes Typically the warp and weft threads are different colours. Oshima tsumugi (unlike other tsumugi silks) has a smooth texture, it is resistant to wrinkles and has a beautiful subtle sheen.

Oshima tsumugi kimono