[pon-jee, pon-jee]
Pongee is a soft thin woven cloth. In the early 1900s, pongee was an important export from China to the United States. Umbrellas made in China are very likely to be made from a mixture of polyester and pongee called 'Polygee'.

Pongee types

Shinshu Pongee

"The origins of Shinshu pongee go back to a silk cloth called ashiginu that was woven in the Nara period (710 - 794).


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