Vintage blue plaid tsumugi pongee kimono silk - by the yard

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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 beautiful tsumugi pongee fabric is unused, old stock and would make an amazing scarf, quilt, pillow case or skirt. It can be used for apparel but please remember that kimono fabric is not as wide as other fabrics.

This silk fabric has a woven pattern of red and light blue stripes over a medium blue colored background. Typical of tsumugi, this fabric has some slubbing, although this tsumugi is a bit smoother and has less slubbing than other tsumugi silks that I currently offer.

Tsumugi is created out of pre-dyed threads. The warp and weft threads are different colors (called shot fabric) giving the fabric a wonderful depth of color. Traditionally the weft threads of tsumugi are black. The weft threads of this fabric are a deep blue-black while the warp threads are a light blue-gray color. The black-blue weft threads are also thicker, with more slubbing, than the smooth, soft and shiny warp threads. The different colors and textures of the warp and weft threads creates a fabric that has a dynamic and deep color that changes in the light. This silk can appear a navy blue to a medium blue or blue with gray hue, depending on the reflection of the light.

The last photo shows the colors most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for color comparison. The sheen of this fabric made it difficult to capture the color accurately. It changes from a navy blue to a blue, with gray hues, depending on the light and angle. I took these photos in natural light and the color is showing up a little lighter (a little washed out) than seen actually. This is due to the sheen of the fabric. If you are trying to match this fabric to another item I highly suggest requesting a sample.

This silk has a smooth, but not slippery, texture with a small amount of slubbing (bumps) that is associated with tsumugi. It also has a crisp texture and slightly stiff drape that is similar to a dupioni silk. The silk should become more supple with use.

Fabric specifics:

-Fabric is 14 5/8 inches (37 cm) wide.

- light weight

-100% silk

-medium sheen

-Minimal stretch from selvage to selvage

- Minimal lengthwise stretch

-crisp with slightly stiff drape

*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. If you are trying to match this silk to another item please request a 3x3 inch sample. *

Please be assured that I always refund shipping charge overages of $1.00 USD or more.

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 although I do not notice one.


I accept payment via paypal, credit cards and ETSY direct payment.

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.

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?

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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. Taxes are not collected on items that are shipped to any other states or internationally.

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

Reviews (4)


The fabric was even more beautiful than I anticipated. Thanks!

Just beautiful and exactly as described! Shipping was super fast. Thank-you!

Another fave... I def have to get more Kimono silk.

Lovely subtle plaid, quality fabric, very fast shipping

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