Fans are important in Japanese culture and are woven into this vintage Japanese kimono silk vest, with a ground of black and tiny gray stitches. The colorful lining (light tan, orange, orange-red, violet and light gray) has a dyed pattern representing the “three friends in winter” (bamboo, pine and plum) and sandbars. In the center of th ...click for details
Gorgeous vintage Japanese silk crepe with intricate woven raised pattern including rectangles, the Greek key design, water, plants and birds. Large shibori (tie-dyed) off-white peonies pop out with hand-dyed highlights in shades of pinks, beige, and blue-greens, and gray outlines—on a lovely violet-red ground. The lining shows a very col ...click for details
Soft and shiny vintage Japanese silk rinzu shows very detailed traditional patterns of woven rectangles, arabesques, pine, waves, leaves flowers and old thread spools. There is a lovely satin sheen to this vintage lightweight silk vest. Several of the spools and rhombus-shaped areas have tiny stitches outlining the design with silver, be ...click for details
This specially raised woven silk crepe pattern shows woven medallions that enclose facing phoenixes, flowers, arabesques and weights; tied together with scrolling ribbons with tassels. Lovely black on black intricate texture is apparent in the photos of this vintage Japanese silk kimono vest. This vest is medium weight and does not have ...click for details
Wonderful woven texture appears on this light tan-brown vintage Japanese silk kimono vest. The lining is off-white with area of pastel pinks and greens. In the center of the back is one white family crest (mon) in the popular paulownia motif. Having one-five family crests on a Japanese garment meant that it was not worn every day, but o ...click for details
This light weight vintage Japanese silk kimono vest has a white shibori (tie-dye) diamond pattern appears on a dark plum ground. The shibori dyeing technique is extremely labor intensive. Inside, the lining has wide stripes that are dyed in a faux shibori design.
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