This piece is woven with bourette silk that was twisted with bits of silk in different colours. I believe that Habu labels this silk as “Tsumugi”, which is a correct name, as “tsumugi” means “bourette” in Japanese. But I also got the impression that bourette silk with bits and nubs of different colours is what people have in mind when they hear “Tsumugi silk”.
Anyway, this is a beautiful silk to work with. It has texture and softness. And nubs, of course. All of this goodness, together with the hand-painted silk warp, totally overruns the woven hearts pattern. But it is there! 🙂
This piece is 3.0 metres, with 300 GSM. And it is for sale 🙂