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Authentic Oshima Tsumugi

The Oshima Tsumugi silk is meticulously hand-woven through a process with more than thirty steps. The beauty of the dye and weave place pongee at the top of all silk fabrics, and one of the most sought after materials for women's kimonos.
The mud dyeing method encompassing the use of the Techi Tree (yeddo hawthorn), unique to Oshima pongee, has been in use since around the middle of the 7th Century, during which time it was developed from ancient methods, making it the oldest traditional cloth dyeing method in use in Japan.

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