Japanese folk arts,boro,earthenware,lacquer,kanban,ikebana,obi,sakiori,shibori GALLERY TSUMUGI
"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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1293649 (stock #11204)
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$160.00
Cotton shibori man's kimono with beautiful design. The lower square shibori with a fish design means "fish market" and the shibori kanji letter in the soulder also means fish so that it may have been ordered as a uniform for the workers there for the festival or events. It looks hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. The first half of the 20th century. In excellent condition. 129cm x 138cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1293645 (stock #J326)
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$250.00
Wooden black urushi small desk whose both ends of the top board are elegantly and slightly curved. It is said that originally it is for protecting an ink brush from falling. In excellent condition except for unnoticeable scratches and a few chips on the top board. 20th century. 32.5cm x 54.5cm x 16.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1293557 (stock #J325)
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Small wooden (kiri, paulownia) drawer coated with red urushi and has beautiful gold makie in front. It also has nice metal fitting for ornament as well as reinforcement. The drawers have green silk lining. In good condition, no distortion except for some stains in gold makie, some chips on the edge and urushi came off in the bottom. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 16.5cm x 17.5cm x 21.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1292579 (stock #11200)
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Ojiya-chijimi woman's summer kimono produced in Ojiya in Niigata prefecture. It has been woven since early Edo period (early 17th century). It is woven with choma (ramie) and wefts are tightly twisted so that it gives shrinkage on the surface, like crepe. It has large cross kasuri pattern which is double ikat. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 126cm x 148.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1292497 (stock #11199)
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Han-juban, a short under kimono. The fabric is not clear, probably raw silk crepe. The wefts are tightly twisted. It has uncommon katazome (stencil-dyeing) on both sides whose motif is chrysanthemum. Generally in good condition but has some mending patches near the under arms. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 63cm x 63.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1292487 (stock #11197)
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$90.00
Asa (hemp) ase-hajiki which is a short under kimono worn in hot summer. It is handwoven of hemp whose warps are crossed so that it has much space for the air and makes a wearer feel cooler. Dyed with natural indigo. Ase-hajiki was mainly worn in Tohoku district. In excellent condition. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 60cm x 52.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1292124 (stock #11195)
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$450.00
Sakiori sodenashi (vest) whose wefts are recycled strips torn from old cotton kimono, futonji and so on. The warps are asa (hemp). The sakiori textiles were mostly made in the regions along the Japan Sea side where the cold weather made it hard to cultivate cotton. It has beautiful hand stitching (sashiko) in the top of the back, in the shoulders and in the both sides. In excellent condition and looks scarcely worn. Late 19th mid 20th century. 59cm x 91cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1292123 (stock #11194)
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$290.00
Boro sakiori sodenashi (vest) whose wefts are recycled strips torn from old cotton kimono, futonji and so on. The warps are asa (hemp). The sakiori textiles were mostly made in the regions along the Japan Sea side where the cold weather made it hard to cultivate cotton. It has cloth with hand stitched sashiko in the top of the back. 49cm x 63cm Late 19th to mid 20th century. The natural indigo color faded and has much wear and breaks.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1292005 (stock #11193)
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$750.00
Boro futonji with many mending patches. It is made of the fabric called "Ojiya chijimi" woven in Ojiya in Niigata prefecture. It is handwoven of choma (ramie) and the wefts are tightly twisted so that it gives the cloth shrinkage (chijimi). The mending is neatly and well done. 20th century. 97cm x 196cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1291358 (stock #11179)
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$150.00
Woman's kimono with shibori made of hand-spun cotton. It is made in Arimatsu Narumi region in Aichi prefecture where has been the main product area of shibori textiles since Edo period. The first half of the 20th century. In good condition but has some light stains, some brownish stains in the white cloth in the backside of the collar and the color changed part along the back seam. 126cm x 137cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1291266 (stock #11178)
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$80.00
Cotton child's's kimono with geometric shibori pattern. The shibori was done in Asamai in Akita prefecture in Tohoku district. Used but in excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 70cm x 72cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1291263 (stock #11175)
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$120.00
Baby's cotton under kimono made of hand-spun cotton with shibori and dyed with benibana (safflower) and indigo. The sleeves are made of benibana dyed hand-spun cotton and silk crepe and have plain silk lining. The collar cloth is silk with small pattern shibori (kanoko-shibori). In excellent condition except for some light stains in the lower white cotton fronts inside. Late 19th to mid 20th century. Dry cleaning only. 73.5cm x 46cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1291049 (stock #11174)
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$90.00
Four pieces of cotton katazome (stencil-dyeing) cloth with asanoha (hemp leaf) pattern on both sides. Asanoha pattern is thought to be auspicious as it is endless. Probably they are from kimono which is hand-spun cotton. Generally in good condition but the long one has a hole and one of the selvedges is sewn. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 32cm x 80cm Four pieces:33.5cm x 60cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1291041 (stock #11173)
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$150.00
"Kyahan" or "habaki" (shin guard) handmade of bast fiber or grass, however it is not clear what kind of fibers it is made. The dark brown fiber is from a palm tree. It was worn in the field or in the mountain for protecting shins from injury or bite by the poisonous snake. The cords and the rims are made of hand-spun and indigo dyed cotton. In excellent condition. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 34cm x 25cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1290407 (stock #11171)
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$120.00
Girl's kimono handwoven of many kinds of threads, probably leftover threads at home. It has beautiful cotton chintz lining. In excellent condition. late 19th to mid 20th century. 80cm x 73cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1290404 (stock #11170)
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$90.00
Sash, an obi for kimono woven of paper threads for wefts and cotton threads for warps. It is called Shonai-obi made in Shonai region in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. Handwoven and dyed with natural indigo. In good condition but has some light stains. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 24cm x 3m44cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1289814 (stock #11169)
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$350.00
Cotton girl's kimono with shibori pattern whose motif is plum tree flowers. The shibori was done in Asamai in Akita prefecture in Tohoku district. In excellent condition except for a rip in the side. The first half of the 20th century. 100cm x 98cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1289470 (stock #11165)
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$90.00
Baby's cotton kimono made of soft cotton with imitating shibori pattern. In excellent condition. 20th century. 60.5cm x 39cm