This special antique silk juban (under kimono garment) features a floral and fan motif on a violet-red ground. Large white shibori plum blossoms appear on this soft very lightweight rinzu silk. The gorgeous white silk collar was woven with a raised “bumpy” texture look and feel.
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Bright and decorative, this vintage silk juban (under kimono garment) is filled with large yuzen dyed flying cranes and blossoms on a lovely red ground. Flying cranes symbolize longevity and good tidings. Both sleeves have been shortened, with the extra material sewn up into the bottom of each sleeve making them thicker. Juban is the un ...click for details
Lovely lightweight rinzu silk with a woven landscape pattern of a traditional Japanese house and swirling water. This beautiful antique fabric has yuzen dyed branches of plum blossoms on the sleeves and around the top half of the kimono. Dyed down the sides of the front and the bottom of the back are large detailed outdoor garden and tea ...click for details
Lovely very lightweight silk with simple snow wheels (representing snowflakes) and woven lines seen in the background. Skillful textile artisans used shibori, yuzen and hand dyeing techniques to create the chrysanthemums and leaves with colors of white, light tan, light brown, light coral, blue-gray and purple on a light cinnamon ground. ...click for details
This striking antique kimono has a rinzu Greek key and floral motif. The yuzen dyed vertical pattern shows streams of flowing water and intersecting fans filled with auspicious Japanese symbols: mandarin oranges, chrysanthemums, plum blossoms, tortoise shells, paulownia leaves and rice fields. Lovely dyed colors appear on a dark orange gr ...click for details
This is a vintage silk crepe (medium weight) kimono features a rinzu pattern of small arrows, appearing shiny on a royal blue ground. The inside upper two-thirds of the lining appears replaced with red cotton fabric except for old lightweight silk (dyed ‘benibana’ red) lining the sleeves. There is a light green crepe silk lining the bot ...click for details
This lovely lightweight silk shows a woven traditional garden landscape on temple grounds with intricate details woven in light blue-gray, on a violet-blue ground. Swirling water flows under bridges and around rocks, bamboo, pine and willow trees with five story pagodas standing out with their tall spires. This kimono is lined with ...click for details
This lightweight rinzu silk kimono has a detailed pattern of faux shibori flowers and pine filled with many Japanese symbols of good fortune. There are many off-white roundels filled with peonies, mums, mandarin oranges, clematis, irises and diagonal branches of plum blossoms that were dyed on a red raspberry ground. Inside the lining on ...click for details
This is an antique silk kimono featuring woven gold, dark red, light pink and light gray chrysanthemums and circles on a black ground. Inside is a very old silk lining on the upper two-thirds of the lining, dyed ‘benibana’ red; with a light coral crepe lining the bottom one-third.
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