Urushi Lacquered Japanese Silk Thread


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Urushi Lacquered Japanese Silk Thread

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Item details

Vintage from before 2000


Lacquer, Silk

Urushi is the Japanese word for lacquer. it was made in the 1930's and has not been made since then. Hard as it is to believe, this fine silk thread has been lacquered and was used primarily on embroidery of kimonos and haoris (kimono jackets). While it does not seem shiny, it stands out beautifully against kimono fabric. Despite being lacquered the thread is supple and easy to work with. I think that it would be ideal for use in kumihimo. This particular skein is a warm rosy gold blush. Truly gorgeous.

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

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 3–5 business days
From United States


5 out of 5 stars (449)

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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Paypal is our prefered form of payment, but we will accept money orders and personal checks. Merchandise will be held until checks clear..

Additional policies

********** 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.