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"Modern Design Meisen Kimono" exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery at NSCAD University in Halifax, Canada was a great success. You can look at the report at: Haruko Watanabe Home
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1129869 (stock #10591)
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This is a furoshiki ( wrapping cloth ) made of cotton and dyed with natural indigo. It has tai ( sea bream ) motif drawn with tsutsugaki technique which is free-hand paste-resist dyeing using a cone-shaped tool. Tai is a symbol of luckiness and eaten on a happy occasion. It has exactly same tsutsugaki picture on both sides that requires higher skill than the one side tsutsugaki. Generally in good condition but has some indigo color faded parts, several dark spots, a few small holes and rips...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1129868 (stock #10590)
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This is a furoshiki ( wrapping cloth ) made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. It has noshi design drawn with tsutsugaki technique which is free-hand paste-resist dyeing using a cone-shaped tool. Noshi is an ornament put on a gift, which was made of abalone strips bound together in old days, but paper one is replaced these days. It has some holes and mending patches. The latter half of the 19th century. 99cm x 126cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1126629 (stock #10576)
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This is a kaji-banten ( fireman's coat ) made of thick cotton cloth. It has two kinds of cotton cloth sewn together inside, one has katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) asa-no-ha ( hemp leaf ) pattern and the other has tsutsugaki cloud pattern. It is in excellent condition except for some wear in the hem and wrist areas. Late 19th to early 20th century. 124cm x 116cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1125753 (stock #10572)
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$330.00
This is a sodenashi ( sleeveless ) han-juban ( under kimono ) made of hand-spun cotton with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) and dyed with natural indigo. The jishiro ( white ground ) katazome is left fewer than indigo ground one. The latter half of the 19th century. In good condition except for two small holes in front ( 2cm x 2cm, 8mm x 8mm ), one in the back ( 1cm x 1cm ) and two minor cuts. 40.5cm x 54cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1115334 (stock #10535)
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This is a yosegire han-juban made of many kinds of silk fragments, such as silk crepe with shibori, plain weave silk with katazome ( stencil-dye ), yama-mayu ( wild silk ), stripes and so on. The fabric in the lower part is rather rare itajime shibori ( board-clamped ) in purple-blue silk crepe. Generally in good condition except for the damages in the black or brown cloth as iron is used for the catalyst. The latter half of the 19th century. 119cm x 71cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1110992 (stock #10523)
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$190.00
This is a dochugi made of kudzu fiber for wefts and cotton threads for warps, which is worn outdoor over kimono. Kudzu textile was mainly made in Kakegawa, in Shizuoka prefecture. The latter half of the 19th century. In good condition except for a rip in one side and small moth holes and wear. 138cm x 106cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1109941 (stock #10517)
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$150.00
These are komebukuros ( rice bags ) made of several kinds of silk fragments with katazome ( stencil-dye ), shibori ( tie-dye ) kasuri ( ikat ) and brocade. The linings are hand-woven asa cloth. Komebukuro was used when people exchanged rice as gift or donated it to a shrine or a temple. In good condition. The latter half of the 19th century. L:51cm x 26cm M:26.5cm x 13.5cm S:9cm x 8.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1105342 (stock #10508)
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This is a shima-cho, a sample book of many kinds of cotton stripes. It has hand-spun as well as machine-spun cotton pieces and also has some silk stripe pieces. It has 28 pages and 529 pieces of fragments altogether. In excellent condition. 19th century ( Meiji ). 21cm x 14.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1104306 (stock #10501)
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Rare item. This is a sodenashi ( vest ) worn by a child pilgrim. It has hand-written kanji letters which show the year "Tenpo 3rd ( 1832 )", the place "Shonai ( in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku region ), the name, the 33rd place etc. It is made of hand-spun cotton and the rectangular cloth in the back looks dyed with benibana ( safflower ). It has a hole and a rip in the top in the back. 33.5cn x 47.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1094981 (stock #10485)
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$390.00
This is a sakiori sodenashi ( sleeveless ) which is hand-woven of cotton strips which are torn from old cloth, such as kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on. Warps are also cotton threads. It has beautiful mixed color of natural indigo and others. It has wear and mending patches and both sides are open. Late 19th to early 20th century. 61cm x 90cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1093664 (stock #10483)
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$250.00
This is a fragment of kosode with embroideries. Kosode is a woman's kimono till Edo period, a predecessor of a modern kimono. Kosode literally means "small sleeve" but it actually means sleeves with small wrists opening, on the other hand, sleeves with wide openings are called hirosode. This fragment is made of silk crepe and dyed with benibana ( safflower ) which was very precious dye. The white small circles are boshi-shibori ( capped )...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1093220 (stock #10482)
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$420.00
This is a katsugi or kazuki which was worn by a noble woman before Edo period ( before the beginning of the 17th century ). It was also worn by a commoner woman later overhead as well as over kimono when she went out. It is made of hand-woven thin plain weave silk and has beautiful Yuzen-zome ( dye ) paintings of chickens, chicks and plants. Yuzen-zome is the dyeing technique which is free-hand-painting using rice paste as resist for white outlining and also colored by hand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1087499 (stock #10464)
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This is an amazing boro futon cover made of almost countless fragments which are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. It is said that in northern district of Japan, cotton was precious because cold weather made it hard to grow. Cotton was brought from warmer district such as Osaka and other cities by ships. People bought those fragments instead of a roll of cloth ( tanmono ) which was more expensive. The latter half of 19th century. 84cm x 144cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1087248 (stock #10462)
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$1000.00
This is a suo kamishimo ( top and bottom which were a formal kimono for samurai in Edo period ). The occasion when this suo kamishimo was worn is not clear ( ceremony or stage ). This suo kamishimo is made by hand-plied and hand-woven asa ( hemp ) cloth with bold tatewaku pattern which is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). It has round bunches of asa threads for ornaments which are called "kiku-toji" or "kikuji". In excellent condition except for a small moth holes and a rip ( 11th and 12th photos )...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1082491 (stock #10449)
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This is a shima-cho which is a sample book of hand-spun and natural indigo and other vegetable dyed cotton stripes and checks. These cotton stripes are mainly used for kimono or futonji. It has 21 pages and about 290 pieces of samples. The paper cover has damage but sample pages are in good condition. Late Edo period (the former half of the 19th century). 15cm x 20cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1081253 (stock #10445)
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$180.00
This is a silk fukusa ( gift cover ) made of tsuzure-ori ( tapestry weave ) silk with auspicious motifs such as pine tree, bamboo and plum flower. It is hand-woven and dyed with vegetable and natural dye. In good condition except some weak black threads, some dirty parts and some rips. The latter half of the 19th century. 72cm x 66cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1076641 (stock #10431)
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$150.00
This is a silk brocade obi with karakusa pattern. It has black silk satin lining. In excellent condition. The latter half of the 19th century. 26.7cm x 3m18cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1076408 (stock #10429)
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$250.00
This is a silk fukuro-obi for formal kimono. It is jacquard weave and has crane and pine tree motif on black ground. It has same pattern on both sides. Late 19th to early 20th century. In excellent condition. 31.5cm x 4m12cm