rare pair of mementos of the accession ceremony of the Showa Emperor 1928, one showing the Takamikura and the other a palace, both made of woven silk similar Jacard weavings, mounted in decorative paper frames with embossed Imperial Seal in gold leaf. They sight measure 5.25 x 6.5 inches in side frame opening, they are in good condition with some signs of damage to paper frames.
Cotton cloth with shibori (tie-dyeing) pattern which is hand-spun and natural indigo dyed. The motif is fundo, weight. In excellent condition. Late 19th to mid 20th century. L:186cm W:35cm
Boro futonji whose ground cloth as well as most of the mending patches are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. the first half of the 20th century. 97cm x 131cm
This kasuri fabric shows a dynamic vertical strip design on the indigo blue background. The "red" (rich brick orange) hue creates a just sufficient accent on the pattern. Strip patterns possess a timeless modern attractiveness (my personal favorite). There is a very subtle blue dye-like spot in one area (please see the image), otherwise it is desirable condition. Made from indigo dye cotton. Ca. late 1800 to early 1900s. 41"w 62"h
Boro futonji whose ground cloth is hand-spun cotton with stripes and the mending patches are hand-spun as well as machine-woven cotton.
Late 19th to mid 20th century. 102cm ｘ 166cm
A lovely true red (the site may show you in "orange-red" but it is a true crimson red) kimono for girl, depicted with 'Takara-bune' treasure ship (an auspicious symbol), two children riding on the ship, and many graceful cranes flying over, a dynamic, cheerful, and rare design, made from fine chirimen silk and fully lined with a red silk fabric, in exquisite condition (never been worn) Ca. Early to mid 1900s. 48"wide 52"long. Please contact us for a shipping fee and information.
Cotton Sekka shibori (board-clamp dyeing) cloth which has 16 pieces sewn together by machine in one long cloth. Sekka literally means "snow flower". The length of the each cloth ranges from 30cm to 74cm and the total length is about 8m30cm (30cm wide). In good condition except for some spotted stains in a few pieces. 20th century.
Asa (hemp) cloth with mending patches probably used when steaming rice for making sake (Japanese wine). It is used so that two mending patches and wear. 20th century. 83cm x 170cm
As each sakiori shows the "history" of its own environment, this sakiori obi possesses the beauty of color coordination as well as its elegant pattern. The brown hue you see is the mixture of red and black recycled yarns and the deep blue was created with black and several tones of blue/purple families. The white yarn also creates a rhythmical accent on the pattern. The obi is very well used and has a very gentle touch. The end-finish shows the earlier era of the production. Ca. early 1900s...
Cotton man's kimono with beautiful shibori pattern. Produced in Arimatsu Narumi region in Aichi prefecture where shibori textiles have been made from Edo period. In excellent condition except for some light stains in the white cotton cloth in the lower back. The second half of the 20th century. 134cm x 136cm
Lovely silk obi belt for the kimono from the Showa Period C.1950. Featuring paulownia leaf motif and chrysanthemums. Very art deco. Shown is 1/4 the total length. Total length is 200". Ask for shipping quote.
Exceptional art deco silk haori kimono worn over the kimono. Featuring camelias and an array of flowers it can be hung as art or worn for an elegant evening. Large size and in excellent condition; no stains or tears. Ask for shipping quote from our california warehouse.
Asa (hemp) woman's kimono with double ikat (kasuri) pattern and handwoven. It is commonly called "akaso kasuri" that has natural color ground and brown kasuri pattern. The akaso kasuri fabric is not woven these days. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 124cm x 140cm
Noragi, farm wear made of indigo dyed cotton with mending patches. The ground cloth is thick cotton and the dark blue sleeves and patched cloth are rather thin. All hand sewn and has nicely faded indigo color. In good condition. The first half of the 20th century. 121cm x 88cm
Bag made of hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton with check pattern. It is recycled from old cloth, kimono or futonji (bedding). It has thick cotton lining so that things inside can be protected from damages. In excellent condition except for a mending patch. 20th century. 42cm x 59cm
Three pieces of zokin (dustcloth) with sashiko (quilting). They have 4 to 5 layers of hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton cloth which are recycled from old kimono or futonji (bedding). The sashiko threads are cotton and asa (hemp). The shoulder belt (or back belt for a loom) is used for carrying something and made of recycled old cotton strips. 20th century. Zokin:33cm x 19cm Shoulder Belt:5.5cm x 49cm
A traditional “Tendo” (gods disguised as children) design cotton carpet made by Tatsumura Textile company in Kyoto. The cherubic infant motif is one of the typical auspicious pattern just like angels in the Western societies. This design pattern can be found various goods, such as tableware, tea cup, and kimonos.
Founded in 1906, the Tatsumura Textile company has been known for its high quality, traditional and artistic textile...
Rare item. A pair of heel covers made of hand-spun cotton. It has sashiko (quilting) with cotton thread. They are from Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district located in the northernmost of Honshu. It has wear and holes. Late 19th to mid 20th century.