Amami Oshima Tsumugi

The rich, glamorous black color of authentic Amami Oshima tsumugi has been coveted by ladies since ancient times. Naturally-dyed, authentic Amami Oshima tsumugi woven by hand in star, sea turtle, plant and other designs is a luxury silk textile with over 1,300 years of history and renowned as one of the three major world textiles. The artistry is in tsumugi's elaborate splashed pattern and mud-dyeing techniques seen nowhere else on the globe. Masterpiece bolts only complete after 28 processes pulsate with the energy of the sun and land and the heart of the craftsmen who created them.