Vintage Japanese Rainbow Dyed 24k Gold Bokashi Silk Thread


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Vintage from the 1950s


Dye, 24K Gold, Silk

This is a size #1 thread, similar to regular sewing machine thread.

..This gorgeous silk thread is wrapped in 24k gold then dyed in brilliant rainbow colors. The technique is called Bokashi, which means that color is graduated. In wood block prints, the color will start out darkest at the top then gradually become lighter and is generally used on skies. I've never seen the term applied to thread but that's what our Japanese picker told us it was called. The colors cover most of the spectrum and the individual threads do transition from dark to light. The colors are so vivid that they will glow and make any piece they're used in a true show stopper. We've never seen this thread before and with all of our threads, they are rare and it is uncertain that more will be found. Personally, I love this thread.

Return policy. Unless agreed upon before purchase, returns are not accepted but may be used for store credit

Shipping & returns

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From United States


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Returns & exchanges

We will refund purchase price if item is returned within one week, only if item was seriously misrepresented, excluding cost of shipping. Return shipping is customer's responsibility. We do allow exchange with another item you find on our etsy site or on our gallery website. If item you recieve is damaged from shipping process, we will refund the item purchased.

Shipping policies

We ship via USPS but will ship via other means if requested.

The US postal service does not offer international tracking at any sort of reasonable price, so it is *ship at your own risk*....we have shipped many many international packages without trouble, but if it gets lost in customs or whatever I cannot refund you. I am sorry! If you really want a tracking number/insurance you will have to pay quite a bit extra.


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********** MOST of our silk fabric is almost over 50 years old and some MAY have age spots or water stains. Most of our fabric is in great condition, but every piece is from a re-constructed kimono.