Deep Indigo blue - black tsumugi pongee kimono silk - by the yard


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. The silk is in excellent condition.

Tsumugi is created out of "waste silk" that is pre-dyed prior to weaving. This "waste silk" creates the slubbing and texture that is associated with tsumugi.

Typical of tsumugi, this fabric is highly textured and has slubbing. The fabric has a wonderful "bumpy" texture. Traditionally the weft threads of tsumugi are black. The weft threads of this silk are black and medium blue colored. Each weft thread is created from a blue thread and a black thread that was carefully twisted together. This creates a silk that has an deep indigo blue - black color with "sparks" of blue that peak through at certain angles. The warp threads are a solid black color. The black warp threads are also thicker, with more slubbing, than the blue/black colored weft threads. This creates 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 note that the color of this silk is very dynamic and changes depending on the light source. Photos were taken under natural light however, the silk can appear a deeper blue or more black color, depending on the light. The lighter blue colored "sparks" were also difficult to photograph. If you are trying to match this silk to another item I can send a small swatch of the fabric for you to see and touch.

This silk has a crisp drape with a "cotton-like" feel. Tsumugi resists wrinkles and has a subtle sheen.

Fabric specifics:

-Fabric is 14 7/8 inches (37.8 cm) wide with white selvages. It is 14 3/8 inches (36.5cm) wide without the white selvages.

- medium weight

-100% silk.

- Minimal stretch from selvage to selvage

- Minimal lengthwise stretch

- crisp drape

- cotton-like hand with slubby texture

- slight to medium 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 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.


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?

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. 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.

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