Kimono of tsumugi with “picture” kasuri. “Water and sky merge into one blue color”
This is a type of silk weave done with spun silk threads. Pongee's surface is not as smooth or glossy as that of silk woven with raw silk threads, and it has a plainer, more casual look. Traditionally it was often woven in striped or kasuri patterns, but recently it is possible to produce a wide range of gradations and other designs using various types of dyed threads.
By weaving with threads left un-dyed and white in some places, you can make striped or check patterns or create pictures, depending on how the threads are aligned.