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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 #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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$150.00
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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$280.00
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1050934 (stock #10333)
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$190.00
This is a yosegire han-juban which is made of several kinds of silk crepe. Yosegire means "sewing together". The body part is made of silk crepe with two kinds of itajime patterns and dyed with benibana ( safflower ). The both sleeves are also made of silk crepe with two kinds of katazome ( stencil-dye ) patterns and dyed with indigo. It has thin wool muslin lining. The lining has some moth holes. The last photo shows how to make itajime in old days. Late 19th century. 122cm x 56cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1047659 (stock #10321)
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$150.00
This is an ornamental rope or a leash for a horse which is made of hand-spun cotton with stripe katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) pattern. It is stuffed with cotton. In good condition but has some stains. Mid to late 19th century. Diameter:6cm Length:2m70cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1047657 (stock #10320)
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This is a Rokushaku-kanban which was worn by a palanquin bearer ( kago-kaki ) for a high ranking samurai. Happi and this kind of kimono are called "kanban ( shop sign )" as they have kamon ( crest ) or yagō ( shop name ) which are katazome ( stencil dyeing ). Rokushaku-kanban has these long and angled sleeves. It is made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. It has thick texture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1044947 (stock #10306)
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Very rare item. This is a boro han-juban ( under kimono ) made of hand-spun cotton cloth. It has hand-drawn sutra all over and also has many red stamps, which are probably the holy places where the pilgrim had visited. It has wear, rips, holes and mending patches. Late 19th century. 126cm x 65.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1044945 (stock #10305)
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$150.00
This is an old yosegire juban ( under kimono ) made of many kinds of recycled silk kimono fragments. Yosegire means cloth made of many pieces sewn together. It has many kinds of silk cloth such as tsumugi ( pongee silk ) with shibori, plain silk with stripe, tsumugi with itajime shibori ( board-clamp dyeing ) for upper body and wool muslin with katazome for the sleeves. All the cloths, besides the wool muslin are hand-woven and vegetable dyed. The last photo shows how to make board-clamp dyeing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1040712 (stock #10299)
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$350.00
This is a scroll made of fukusa ( gift cover ) which is hand-woven tsuzure-ori ( tapestry weave ) silk cloth. Fukusa was used to cover a gift in old days. This fukusa has an auspicious motif of "Jurojin" who is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune and a symbol of longevity. The scroll also has beautiful silk brocade pieces for mounting. In good condition except for some threads are lost in the turtle's head and the foot behind, and also patina in the light blue ground of the fukusa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1038671 (stock #10290)
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$50.00
This is a cloth hand-plied and hand-woven of asa ( hemp ) and it is not dyed, so it has natural color. It has rough and thick texture. In good condition except for some rifts and wear and a hole in the end. Late 19th century. 35cm x 3m32cm