ANTIQUE JAPANESE KIMONO AND OBI SILK TEXTILE ART BY EAST2WEST COLLECTION
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: item # 1081500

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Antique Japanese Silk Kimono Fans, Good Luck Symbols

This striking antique kimono has a rinzu Greek key and floral motif. The yuzen dyed vertical pattern shows streams of flowing water and intersecting fans filled with auspicious Japanese symbols: mandarin oranges, chrysanthemums, plum blossoms, tortoise shells, paulownia leaves and rice fields. Lovely dyed colors appear on a dark orange ground along with some handpainted gold highlights. Inside, the upper lining is sewn with old handwoven silk dyed ‘benibana’ red from the safflower; and is lined on the bottom area with lime crepe silk.

Condition: Very good. There are several light vertical lines (seen when held up to a bright light, but not noticed from a distance or on the photos; tiny white “dots” which were likely imperfections from the dyeing process; 8-10 pulled threads (1/4”-1”); several small light age spots (dime size). Size: 46” across the top; 60” top to bottom. Sleeves: W-12” x L-28”. Such superior textile artwork would be a wonderful addition to your kimono collection; also adding a lovely touch to home décor.

Textile arts have played an important role in traditional Japan for more than one thousand years. Master artisans created these one-of-a kind treasures that were highly valued in their day and are now highly collectible. For centuries, Japanese style of garments evolved to the modern day kimono. Japanese rulers dictated strict dress codes for many centuries. An individual’s rank, class, gender, age and marital status determined the kimono’s material type, the colors, and patterns that someone could wear.

Age: Taisho: 1912-1926).
Condition: Very good. There are several light vertical lines (seen when held up to a bright light, but not noticed from a distance or on the photos; tiny white “dots” which were likely imperfections from the dyeing process; 8-10 pulled threads (1/4”-1”); several small light age spots (dime size).
Size: 46” across the top; 60” top to bottom. Sleeves: W-12” x L-28”.



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