24K Blush Gold Vintage Japanese Thread size #1


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Vintage from the 1930s


silk, 24K Gold leaf

This lovely Vintage Japanese thread was used for weaving and embroidery. Each skein is 1.5 oz. and is a #2 thread. Each skein has over 1000 meters of thread.


After eight years of research I have finally learned how they were made and what they are made of. Although it only deepens the mystery. The silk thread which is the base was coated (laminated) with silver. Once the silver application dried, the thread was placed in a vat of silver oxide and then 24k gold was electroplated onto the silver. The thread, when analysed shows it to be primarily composed of silver. The quantity of 24k gold is far less than that of the silver, but because it is the only metal showing and resists wear or fading, we feel justified as listing it as 24k gold thread. I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the concept of applying metal to thread.

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

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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.

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.