Reclaimed antique omeshi silk from kimono white and red blocks
Lovely reclaimed silk fabric from an antique kimono, this omeshi silk is both durable and springy in texture.
The pieces measure as follows:
- 2 pieces @ 295 cm x 36 cm
- 2 pieces @ 158 cm x 36 cm
- 1 piece @ 316 cm x 36 cm, with a 10 cm split at the 158 cm mark where the neck would have been
- 2 pieces @ 140 cm x 19 cm
- 1 piece @ 82 cm x 17.5 cm
A nice big package of fabric for loads of crafting uses! Omeshi fabrics are dyed before weaving, giving them a nice soft blurred edge to the design.
Please note the image of the entire kimono is for reference only.
• Omeshi: A textile woven with strongly twisted pre-dyed silk threads. There are two types of Omeshi, one is Hiraori-Omeshi and the other is Chirimen Omeshi. By 1960, Omeshi Kimonos hold 80% of Kimono market share, but now, produced only in small quantities. Omeshi Kimonos were ranked the highest in pre-dyed silk Kimonos, and were extremely valuable. Its texture is firmer than Chirimen. Omeshi silk. Kimonos worn by those at the imperial court used to be called omeshi , but these days, omeshi is the name of a type of heavy crepe silk fabric. The twisted threads are dyed and waxed before they are woven together strongly to produce the patterned kimono fabric.