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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 1910 item #1089091 (stock #10474)
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$180.00
This is a yosegire han-juban ( short under kimono ) made of silk crepe pieces with fine katazome ( stencil-dyeing ), itajime shibori ( board-clamped ), Miura shibori etc. The lower black silk crepe with katazome is a bit weak. All the dyes are vegetable or natural one. The latter half of the 19th century. 128cm x 72cm
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1075765 (stock #10419)
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$290.00
This is a piece of Narumi-kongata cloth which is hand-spun and natural indigo-dyed. Narumo-kongata cloth imitates the shibori ( tie-dyeing ) which has been made mainly in Arimatsu-Narumi region in Aichi prefecture. The white ground ( jishiro ) piece is less common than indigo blue ground one. The elaborate plural katagami ( paper stencils ) are used for this cloth and has exactly same pattern on both sides which requires prominent craftsmanship. The motifs are sparrow and bamboo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1075121 (stock #10417)
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$100.00
This is a cloth with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) on both sides, which is thick hand-spun cotton. It is dyed with bengara ( iron oxide ). In excellent condition. The latter half of the 19th century. 34.3cm x 152cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1067488 (stock #10394)
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$190.00
This is a fukuro-obi ( sash ) for a formal kimono. It is jacquard weave and has fine motif of chidori ( name of the small bird ) and wave on gray ground. In excellent condition. Early 20th century. 33.4cm x 4m8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1065041 (stock #10373)
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$210.00
This is an obi ( sash ) for formal kimono. It is silk jacquard weave which was produced in Nishijin in Kyoto. The motifs are all auspicious small patterns. Meiji period ( the latter half of the 19th century ). In excellent condition. 32cm x 3m84cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1062876 (stock #10366)
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This is a komebukuro ( rice bag ) made of many pieces of cotton cloth which are all hand-spun and natural indigo or other natural dyed. Komebukuro was used when people exchange rice as gift or donated it to a shrine or a temple. It is made of many pieces of cotton cloth which are recycled from old kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on as cotton was precious in old days. Komebukuro had been used till 1920s and 30s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1062491 (stock #10363)
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This is a yosegire juban ( under kimono ) which is made of many kinds of cloth such as silk crepe, plain weave silk, wool muslin and so on. All the dye are vegetable such as benibana ( safflower ), root of purple grass, indigo except for the purple wool muslin cloth in the bottom of both sleeves. Yosegire means cloth made of plural pieces sewn together. It has beautiful purple silk crepe with embroidery which is recycled from Edo kosode. Kosode is an old name for woman's kimono in Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1062067 (stock #10358)
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$90.00
This is a gojokesa which is worn by Buddhist priests for simple ceremonies. It is called gojokesa as it has vertical five ( go ) panels. It is made of silk twill. In good condition except for some stains in the right part, some holes and rips. The latter half of the 19th century. 142cm x 55.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1058776 (stock #10349)
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This is a sodenashi ( sleeveless ) yosegire han-juban which is made of many pieces of silk crepe. All the pieces are hand-woven and vegetable dye. Yosegire means cloth made of many pieces sewn together. The pieces are aesthetically arranged. In excellent condition except for some wear in the neck. The latter half of 19th century. 61cm x 63.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1052268 (stock #10336)
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$90.00
This is a bag made of hand-spun cotton and has katazome pattern. This bag came from the same family as #1047657 Rokushaku-kanban, so it has the same pattern. It is dyed with bengara ( iron oxide ), one kind of pigments. The usage is not clear, but it was vertically folded into 6 layers, so possibly used as a pad put on a palanquin bearer's shoulder. Edo period. In good condition except for some indigo stains. 47cm x 53cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1052267 (stock #10335)
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$90.00
This is an obi ( sash ) lining made of hand-spun cotton and has warp & weft kasuri pattern and dyed with natural indigo. It has some mending patches and holes. White kasuri of this age is rare. Mid to late 19th century. 28.5cm x 3m46cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1051473 (stock #10334)
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$190.00
This is a futon cover cloth made of hand-spun cotton with rare old Chinese character design which is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). Generally in good condition but has some mending patches and stitches. It may not strong enough for remake. Late 19th to early 20th century. 66cm x 173cm