Small boro rug with sashiko (stitches) which is made of plain weave cotton, stripes and checks, mostly dyed with natural indigo. It has 4 layers of cloth. The first half of the 20th century. 120cm x 140cm
A bolt of this Zashiki ori tsumugi fabric is an old tradition of the Echigo region, present Niigata are. Originally "the inferior" left over silk materials were used to create everyday (not high-end) silk fabrics, and then they were re-recognized in the later period. These textiles are now called "Mingei-orimono" (folk art textiles). This particular bold of silk fabric shows a beautiful red/orange color with simple geometric kasuri patterns...
A roll of cloth (tan-mono) for one kimono. It has double ikat geometric pattern. In excellent condition but has one moth hole and two yellowish line in the outer folded part from long time storage. Mid 20th. 36cm x 11m84cm
Sakiori hanten made of cottton strips for wefts, which are recycled from old futonji. kimono, furoshiki and so on. Warps are white cotton. This sakiori with some white wefts are from Japan Sea side, such as Shmane, Tottori, Kyoto, Fukui, Ishikawa Pref. etc. The collar is indigo dyed cotton kasuri cloth. In ecellent condition except for some wear in the neck. The first half of the 20th century. 108cm x 68cm
Man's haori (jacket) made of tsumugi (pongee silk) with lining of scenery motif. In excellent condition. It has hand-braided cords in front. 20th century. 132cm x 94cm
Man's haori (jacket) made of high quality silk and has lining with beautiful hand-painted dragon. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 133cm x 86cm
Boro futonji with many patches and sashiko (stitches). Most of the cloth looks natural indigo dyed. Tha first half of the 20th century. 130cm x 180cm
This was made in Kyoto for the Showa period. This is an item used at the time of ceremony of the celebration. This shows that the Treasure Ship is lucky. This does not have damage and a stain.
Size 68cm x 66.5cm (26.7 "x 26.1")
Misen kimono with double ikat geometric pattern. It has cotton lining. In good condition but has three tiny moth holes in the center back. 5mm x 3mm, 2mm x 2mm, 1mm x 1mm Mid 20th century. 123cm x 145.5cm
The size of Framed Shikishi: 15 1/2” Long x 14 3/8” Wide. Shikishi(art work board) size: 10 5/8” Long x 9 7/16” Wide. This is rare Senshoku(Dyeing Textile Art) work by renown artist, Minagawa Gekka(1893-1987). Dyeing Textile Art work on Shikishi with beautiful and bold work of Dragon on silk which is very attractive. It has some gold leaves works on the top where it is showing yellowish clouds showing on the photo. Framed work has plexiglass on front...
Boro futonji made of machine-woven cotton as well as mending patches. It has interesting katazome (stencil-resist-dyeing) pattern. It is heavily washed and has some holes. The first half of the 20th century. 132cm x 152cm
Sakiori obi (sash) for kimono whose warps are black cotton threads and wefts are cotton strips torn from old kimono, futonji, furoshiki etc. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 16cm x 3m24cm
Meisen kimono with colorful block design. Meisen is plain waeve pongee silk whose ikat (kasuri) pattern is stencil-printed before weaving. It has lining made of cotton and synthetic. Mid 20th century. In excellent condition but has some stains in the left upper part inside. 126cm x 150cm
Maru-obi (one side is folded and the other side has seam) which is used for a formal occasion such as a wedding, made of silk brocade. It has beautiful crane motif. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century.
Woman's silk crepe kimono with geometric katazome (stencil-resist dyeing) pattern. It has black silk crepe ground with yellow pattern with silver pigment on the dots. In excellent condition but the lining has some starch stains. Mid 20th century. Yuki (center back to wrist):65cm, Length:153cm, Mihaba (width of body):62cm, length of sleeve:55.5cm
Shonai-obi which was made in Shonai region in Yamagata Pref. in Tohoku district. The feature of the obi (sash) is the wefts are Japanese paper threads and warps are cotton threads dyed with natural indigo. The white paper wefts are seen in the selvedge. In excellent condition except for the lost part in one of the fringes. The first half of the 20th century.26cm x 3m26cm (without fringes)