Vintage, Japanese omeshi crepe kimono silk with ivy leaves - 36 inches (91.4 cm)

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This listing is for 1 yard (36 inches or 91.4 cm) of fabric. The fabric is a continuous piece. This is the last piece of this fabric available.

This beautiful, omeshi crepe fabric is unused, vintage stock. There are some flaws and discoloration in this silk. Please read the description carefully to learn about these flaws. This silk would make an amazing quilt, cushion cover, accessory or table runner. 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 design of goldenrod yellow, orange-red, slate blue, green and turquoise blue ivy leaves over a creme colored background. A deep gray is used to create the ivy branches. The last photo shows the colors most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photo for color comparison.The colors and design of this silk would make this fabric perfect for an autumnal table runner or accessory.

Omeshi is a type of chirimen crepe silk. Unlike chirimen, omeshi is woven out of pre-dyed threads using the Ikat (kasuri) technique. The pattern is created where these dyed sections of the warp and weft threads are woven together.

Omeshi has a much stiffer drape and hand than other chirimen crepe fabrics. It has a wonderful "orange peel" texture and slight sheen.

**This fabric has some age related yellowing. This yellowing is most noticeable on the selvage edges. A close-up of this yellowing can be seen in the 8th photo. The yellowing extends about 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5.1 cm) from EACH selvage edge. The black arrow is pointing to a yellow age spot. I do not see any yellow age spots in the center portion of the fabric.

There are three small spots on this yard of fabric. Two of these spots can be seen in the 9th photo. The first spot (seen in the top photo in the 9th picture) is about 5 inches (12.7 cm) from one end of the fabric. The spot is about 6 inches (15.2 cm) from the left selvage. The second spot is seen in the bottom photo of the 9th picture. This tiny spot is about 22 inches (55.9 cm) from one end of the fabric and about 2 inches (5cm) from the left selvage. There is also a small, black spot near the left selvage of the fabric. This spot is about 3/8 inches (.95 cm) from the selvage and should not affect how you can use the fabric.

Fabric specifics:

-14.5 inches (36.8 cm) wide

- Medium weight

-100 % silk

-little to no stretch

-crisp with stiff drape

-slightly rough "orange peel" texture

-slight sheen

*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 in addition to those noted in the description. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell although I do not notice one.


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