Maekake (apron) made of indigo dyed cotton with kasuri pattern. It has a hand-spun cotton belt with beautiful katazome (stencil-dyeing) pattern. It looks almost new. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 99.5cm x 65cm
Girl's summer kimono made of asa (hemp) with kasuri pattern which is called "akaso kasuri" and it has not been woven these days. Generally in good condition, however it has some stains, dirty line in the shoulders and sleeves, and also some stains. Also, some of the brown kasuri parts are weak as the dye contains iron. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 128cm x 135cm
Mae-kake (apron) made of indigo dyed cotton cloth with sashiko (quilting). It has two layers of cloth which look machine-woven and the sashiko thread is white cotton. The belts are made of hand-spun cotton. In excellent condition except for some indigo bleeding in the belts. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 55cm x 53cm
Man's boro kimono worn as a juban (under kimono). The ground cloth as well as all the mending patches are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. The mending patches are plain, stripes, checks, katazome (stencil-dyeing) and kasuri. The age of the fragments are between the second half of the 19th to early 20th century. 128cm x 125cm
Woman's work wear (noragi) made of hand-spun cotton with stripes. The lining is also handwoven zanshi-ori which is household textile woven of leftover yarns. It looks newly made, but the basting thread is asa (hemp) so that it might be old. In excellent condition. Late 19th to the first half of the 20th century. 122cm x 77cm
Asa boro piece, probably a part of futonji or yogi. The ground cloth is handwoven and natural indigo dyed asa (hemp) with katazome (stencil-dyeing), asa-no-ha pattern. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 92cm x 101cm
Small piece of boro, probably a part of futonji whose ground cloth as well as mending patches are all hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. It has beautiful mending stitches too. The first half of the 20th century. 125cm x 79cm
Tsushima asa kimono handwoven of hemp for wefts and brown stripes and white warps are cotton. Tsushima (Tsushima Islands) is located between Korea and Kyushu. Hemp had been grown and woven in the island, however it was banned in 1945 so that it is not woven since then. In excellent condition except for some light stains. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 124cm x 127cm
A traditional design cotton carpet made by Tatsumura Textile company in Kyoto. The textile pattern of the rug is called Oribe Baika Ryusui. This is one of the traditional Oribe style textile design pattern, which portrays Japanese plum blossoms against running water. This design pattern can be found various goods, such as tableware, tea cup, and kimonos.
Founded in 1906, the company has been known for its high quality, traditional and artistic textile...
A traditional design cotton carpet made by Tatsumura Textile company in Kyoto. The textile pattern of the rug is called Taishi kanto, or chromatic cloth with splashed pattern textile, which was named after Shotoku Taishi or Prince Shotoku of 6th century.
Founded in 1906, the company has been known for its high quality, traditional and artistic textile. Since then their textile has been highly recognized both domestically and internationally...
Okuso-zakkuri, a noragi hanten woven of hemp waste for wefts which is by-product of hemp thread making. Warps are hemp threads. It has beautiful sashiko (stitches) in the shoulders for strength. The collar and sleeves are indigo-dyed cotton cloth. In excellent condition except for a hole in the lower back (1.5cm x 1.5cm). The first half of the 20th century. 122cm x 81cm
Silk man's juban (under kimono) with hand-painted "ronin" motif who is a masterless samurai. His typical outfit is "kinagashi" style without hakama (pants) and put on "sugegasa" which is a braided hat of straw (sedge). It has a poem but unreadable. In excellent condition. 20th century. 142cm x 140cm
Boro asa (hemp) cloth whose warps and wefts look hand-plied. Dyed with natural indigo and has beautiful faded indigo blue. It has wear, holes and jointing seams. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 57cm x 150cm
Here is a super example of an antique silk woven fukusa cloth. Fukusa are a type of traditional Japanese textile used for gift wrapping and presentation. The plainer ones are used for the tea ceremony. They are lined, square or near square pieces of fabric usually with tassels on each corner. Traditionally when a gift is formally given it is presented in a box which is covered with the fukusa cloth...
Hanten with the shop's logotype. It is written "futomono-sho" in the front lapel meaning a shop for cotton or hemp textiles. A shop for silk textiles is called "gofuku-sho". It is made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. In excellent condition and looks almost new. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 124cm x 79cm
Sakiori obi (sash) handwoven of strips of cotton for wefts which are recycled from old kimono. It has beautiful color combination of gray ground and stripes are light and dark purple. Warps are black cotton threads. In excellent condition. 20th century. 25.8cm x 3m44cm
This is an old fukusa with a carefully woven treasure ship presented from the front. This is an unusual design with a light tan and gold color palette which shows a soft and elegant ship loaded with all the good things in life. On the red red silk reverse there is a large and bold paulownia flower executed in gold thread...
Meisen haori with traditional geometric pattern called "matsukawa-bishi" which is weft kasuri. Meisen is a plain weave silk cloth whose patterns are checks, stripes, weft kasuri, warp kasuri and double kasuri. The word kasuri means ikat. Meisen is woven of second grade silk threads so that it was worn as a daily kimono. They have bold and modern designs comparing with formal kimonos. It has lining which is plain weave silk with beautiful katazome (stencil-dyeing) flower pattern...