Fantastic art deco haori silk overcoat for a kimono. Showa Period c. 1935. Thunder diaper motif with beautiful overtones. Great condition. 3` x 4`.
Apron made of indigo dyed cotton with simple double kasuri pattern. It has a belt with katazome (stencil-dyeing) which is hand-spun and indigo dyed cotton. In excellent condition. The former half of the 20th century. W:100cm L:63cm
Baby's kimono with shibori design which is made of hand-spun cotton. Probably shibori is made in Arimatsu-Narumi region. Generally in good condition except for sparkled yellowish stains. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 88cm x 88cm
A light indigo cotton jacket that has patches and mends with sashiko stitching. Simple and understated in its presentation.
Sleeve End to Sleeve end: 49 1/2"
Side Seam to Side Seam: 24"
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Embroidery of Lobster and Clams
Taisho Period (1912-1926)
Size: Length 30.75" Height 52.8"
Necessary Conservation work has been done on the scroll recently.
Images of seafood would evoke the Roman mosaics that survive in Pompeii but the Japanese too enjoyed art depicting the bounties of the land and sea. Lobsters were a symbol of abundance and wealth which were also used as decorations during the New Year...
Boro zokin made of many indigo dyed cotton fragments, which are recycled from pants. It has beautiful stitches. Some parts have three and other parts have more layers of cloth. 20th century. 30cm x 51cm
An exquisite Japanese silk haori with a wintery skiing scene featuring tickets from Tokyo to Akaura and from Kyoto to Ibuki. Made of habutae silk a with woven lining, it can be worn or displayed with either side facing outward. The outside is solid black with 5 mons (family crests). The inside back panel’s weaving includes the use of varying shades of taupe, bronze, gold, black, and silvery gray silk metallic lacquered threads...
Red (female) carp banner made of synthetic cloth which is flown on the Boy's Festival (or the Children's Day),May 5th, praying for a boy's healthy growth. Generally a black carp (male) and other bannerｓ are flown on a pole. Used and the color is faded. The former half of the 20th century. W:60cm L:2m16cm
Red (female) carp banner made of cotton cloth which is flown on the Boy's Festival (or the Children's Day),May 5th, praying for a boy's healthy growth. Generally a black carp (male) and other banners are flown on a pole. Used and the color is faded. The former half of the 20th century. W:47.5cm L:1m62cm
Woman's hemp kimono with gorgeous geometric embroidery called Tsugaru kogin-sashi. Tsugaru is a region in Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district. The hemp kimono is dyed in natural indigo and the embroidery thread is cotton. The top part is cotton border cloth (woven). The diagonal and the lower stripe patterns are all hand-embroideries. The collar is dark blue cotton velvet. In excellent condition. The former half of the 20th century. W:110cm x L:111cm
This exceptionally fine silk embroidery has a pair of sinuous dragons facing each other with their prominent talons and fiery flames are in the clouds. The two-dimensional dragons are each with gilt couching stitch and exquisite detail. Age: Mid 20th Century – Size: 53-1/2” High x 40” wide (135.89 x 101.6 cm)
Offered for sale is this carrying bag, possibly for rice. Katazome and boro enhance the charm of this all cotton bag with cloth ties.
Dimensions: 18 1/4" Width x 25" Length
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Boro sodenashi (vest) made of mostly hand-spun cotton stripe cloth. It has fine vertical sashiko (quilting) and beautiful patchwork in the lower front. The late 19th to mid 20th century. Width of the shoulder:34cm, Width of the waist:58cm, Length:74cm
Hanten, a short jacket made of hand-spun cotton and has beautiful letters which are katazome (stencil dyeing). It has the company's logo "Asano" in the back and it seems a wholesaler of grains. In excellent condition and has nice thick texture. Former half of the 20th century. W:128cm x L:106cm
Momohiki (pants) made of cotton cloth with katazome (stencil-dyeing) stripes. It is sewn by machine. The feature of this momohiki is that it has clasps in both hems for mobility. In good condition and wearable. 20th century. Waist size: free size (up to 80~85cm) Length:96cm
Boy's cotton haori which is a short jacket worn over kimono. It has double kasuri pattern and dyed with indigo. The lining is cotton print. 20th century. 86cm x 66cm (extensible by 6cm in the each shoulder)
Very rare set of 5 Taisho Period C.1925 kimono stencil carver's tools from Izu, the historical center of stencil production in old Japan. Each tool is hand-made and has a different end configuration for carving different fine patterns out of the smoked mulberry paper stencils were carved out of.
Length 6 1/2". Shipping included.
Sakabukuro with mending stitches and patches which was used in the process of making sake (Japanese wine). The rice malt is put in and pressed so that sake is extracted. It has many mending stitches and patches. It used to be a bag, but the seams are opened. 20th century. 60cm x 70cm