Vintage, Japanese, synthetic tsumugi pongee dupioni fabric- deep rose-maroon color


This listing is for one yard (36 inches or 91.33cm) of fabric. There are multiple yards available. If more than one yard is purchased then you will receive the entire yardage as one complete length.

This is a vintage, synthetic blend, tsumugi pongee shot fabric. The fabric is in excellent condition. I do not see any stains or holes in this fabric.

This fabric was intended for use as a cushion cover (Zabuton). It can also be used for crafts, accessories or curtains. This fabric can also be used for apparel but please remember that kimono fabric is not as wide as other fabrics.

This fabric has a pink-maroon hue. The warp and weft threads are different colors (called shot fabric) giving the fabric a wonderful depth of color. The weft threads are thicker and help to imitate the characteristic "slubbing" that is seen in tsumugi, pongee, and dupioni silks. Traditionally the weft threads of tsumugi are black. The weft threads of this fabric are a black color while the warp threads are a mauve-rose color. This creates a fabric that has a deep rose-maroon color. The color is difficult to describe and it is very dynamic changing from a deeper rose-maroon hue to a lighter pink-rose hue depending on the reflection of the light.

The black weft threads are thicker, with more slubbing, than the rose colored, smooth warp threads. The different textures, fibers and colors of these threads all help to create a fabric that has a great depth of color that changes in the light.

The last photo shows the colors most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for color comparison. Please remember that the color of this silk is very dynamic and will change depending on the reflection of the light. If you are trying to match this fabric to another item I highly suggest requesting a sample.

Fabric specifics:

-Fabric is 24.5 inches (62.2 cm) wide.

-medium weight

-synthetic. I believe that this is a blend of rayon, triacetate, and acrylic/modacrylic

-Little to no stretch

-slightly crisp drape

-slubbing (bumps) that create a slightly bumpy texture

-medium to high sheen similar to shot or dupioni silk

-holds crease/pleat well. I ironed fabric on the " cotton blend" setting of my iron. I recommend placing a pressing cloth over the fabric to prevent scorching or discoloration of the fabric.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding my fabrics or using/sewing these fabrics. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks although, I do not see any. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell. I do not notice one.


I accept payment via paypal, credit cards and ETSY direct payment. Payment processing is performed by ETSY therefore payment will be shown as "ETSY" on your bank statement.

Please contact me within 24 hours if you wish to cancel purchase.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Shipping from United States

I ship within two business days of receiving payment. Most items are shipped within 24 hours after receiving payment.

Orders totaling $35.00 USD and over will be shipped free to addresses within the USA using coupon code FREE35. The free shipping will be shown at the final order cost, right before submitting the order.

I ship via USPS mail. If you wish for shipping confirmation or insurance please contact me before payment and I will adjust the shipping price for you. USPS Priority mail or International Express shipment can be chosen at checkout.

I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment. Out of respect for my international customers, I DO NOT inflate my prices to cover shipping costs for free domestic shipping.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

*I am registered on the LUCID register. My registration number is: DE4813955437000. My current recycling partner is Reclay. I always reuse packaging if I am able and also encourage customers to re-use and recycle*

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

I will gladly accept returns on items that are not to your liking. The buyer must pay return shipping charges. I must be notified within 2 days after confirmation of delivery of the item that you wish to return the item for a refund.

A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.


I currently reside in New York State and am required to charge sales tax on items shipped to New York state. ETSY is required to collect sales tax for a number of states as well as collect and remit VAT for countries withing the EU. ETSY is the credit processor and website host for my private site and are therefore required to collect and remit sales tax for items shipped to some parts of the USA as well as the EU.

Items shipped to the EU where VAT has been pre-paid will contain documentation showing that this has been paid. It is possible that additional charges and handling fees may be charged at delivery. The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Reviews (1)


Fabric is so beautiful! Pictures very accurately represent the color (which can be hard sometimes). Can’t wait to use this for my art projects!

Legal imprint