All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1163102 (stock #J178)
The fabric of this Japanese kimono is made from the very finely spun bast fibers processed from the banana like tree common on Okinawa. The delicate kasuri pattern which was woven into the fabric is typical of garments from the region. Bashofu cloth of varying quality was used for many garments which were worn by all classes in Okinawa since the sixteenth century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #507874 (stock #JT101)
Asian Ethnic Artifacts
Possibly made from an old kimono, this sweet drawstring purse charming painted and appliqued scenes of trees, rocks and flowers going around the body of the purse. The bottom shows a country gentleman sitting on a rock under a tree enjoying the mountain view. overall condition is very good, however the fabric sleeve for the drawstring is deteriorated. Purse measures 7" across bottom
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1136894 (stock #ZJ172)
This ornate Fukusa (Japanese wrapping cloth) dates conservatively to the early Meiji period. The entire background fabric is covered with an embroidery of circular patterns which the the fabric a textured look. The Center is dominated with 2 large birds swirling in flight. The corners have large paulownias flowering with foliage spanning the sides. Metalic threads are use to highlight embroidered design elements.
this piece is both subtle and gorgeous...