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 # 1081501

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Antique Japanese Silk Kimono Shibori Mums,Leaves

Lovely very lightweight silk with simple snow wheels (representing snowflakes) and woven lines seen in the background. Skillful textile artisans used shibori, yuzen and hand dyeing techniques to create the chrysanthemums and leaves with colors of white, light tan, light brown, light coral, blue-gray and purple on a light cinnamon ground. This kimono is lined with handwoven silk dyed ‘benibana’ red (top two-thirds and the sleeves); the bottom one-third of the lining is light taupe crepe silk. In the center of the back is one hand-stitched family crest (mon) with a wisteria motif; hardly visible with its tiny stitches. Having one-five family crests on a Japanese garment meant that it was not worn every day, but only on special formal or semi-formal occasions.

Condition: excellent condition for its age: several tiny age spots (1/8”-1/4”), very light, not easy to find (on the back). Size: 48” across the top; 55” top to bottom. Sleeve: W-12” x L-26”. 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: Excellent condition for its age: several tiny age spots (1/8”-1/4”), very light, not easy to find (on the back).
Size: 48” across the top; 55” top to bottom. Sleeve: W-12” x L-26”.



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