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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #989697 (stock #10137-1)
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$10137.00
This is a woman's semi formal kimono made of thick silk crepe. It has free-hand drawn plant design in the lower hem outside as well as inside. In excellent condition. Early 20th century. 128cm x 147cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #989698 (stock #10137-2)
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$10137.00
This is a juban ( under kimono ) for #10137-1 kimono. The dark blue part is made of same thick silk crepe as outer kimono but the upper body and sleeves are made of plain silk with beautiful dot design. In good condition except for some sparkled moth holes ( 1~2mm ) in the plain silk part. Early 20th century. 126cm x 147cm
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6800.00 yen
This is a beautiful and gorgeous book titled "Textiles: The Soul of India" by Hiroko Iwatate who is a prominent collector and researcher of antique and modern Indian textiles for about 40 years. There was a highly reputed exhibition of her Indian textiles collection at Japan folk Crafts Museum ( Nihon Mingei-kan ) in Tokyo in 2007 as well as in other museums in Japan. It has 207 pages with full color pictures and captions and descriptive texts in Japanese as well as in English. Published by KYU...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1329439 (stock #12408)
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$1,800.00
Sakkuri which is handwoven of hemp thread for warps and "okuso" for wefts. Okuso is by-product when hemp thread is made. It is not strong enough for warps. "O" means hemp and "kuso" means waste. This sodenashi (vest) has beautiful stitchwork with hemp thread in the upper body together with hand-spun cotton lining. It also has indigo dyed cotton cloth in the lower armholes and the collar belt with stitchwork with white cotton thread. It is from Ishikawa Pref. or Fukui Pref. located along the Jap...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1311062 (stock #11305)
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$1,500.00
Bashofu woman's kimono with warp kasuri pattern which is hand-woven of banana fiber and both wefts and warps are hand-plied. It is said that bashofu has been woven in Okinawa Islands (Ryukyu Archipelago) since 13th century, however it is woven only in a few islands these days. The weaving process of the bashofu has 20 steps and time consuming. It begins with growing the banana tree, stripping the bark, boiling with ash, taking off the fiber, drying, hand-plying the thread, dyeing, weaving and s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #919095
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1200.00 yen
This is a book about meisen kimono design. Mangekyo is kaleidoscope in English and it symbolizes its crisp and dazzling color. It has 220 kimonos with eye-catching and beautiful patterns in full color. Meisen kimono was very popular among young women in Taisho and early Showa Period ( 1920s~1940s ) as a casual kimono. It is a pocket edition and has 255 pages. Only written in Japanese. Author: Miyagawa Takeshi. Publisher: Seigensha. The first edition published: June 6 2009. Shipping to U.S. $6.00...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1800 item #1284689
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$1,100.00
Rare items. A set of outfits for the Japanese art of archery, a shoulder cloth and gloves. Beautiful hand-drawn paintings on both sides, a tiger and a dragon with a sign "Ganku, Hinen". Ganku (1749 or 1756~1838) was one of the prominent painters in the mid Edo period, born in Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture and died in Kyoto. Many of his works are left not only in temples and shrines but also in civilian houses. He was especially good at the motif of the tiger. The cloth is hand-spun cotton and ...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1328754 (stock #12403)
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$900.00
Bashofu (banana fiber) kimono with kasuri pattern. Both warps and wefts are hand-plied. Making basho fiber takes many steps and only 20gm fibers from one basho tree so that about 200 trees, or less, are needed for one kimono. The kasuri threads are dyed with juice from bark of 'sharin-bai' which belongs to the rose family and evergreen bushy tree. This kimono looks remade from old kimono (probably the second half of the 19th C) and heavily worn. It has a mending patch, wear and some stains and o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #739355 (stock #J092)
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$800.00
This is an imari ( ko-imari ) white glazed jar. It goes well with flowers in any color as it has white glaze. In good condition, except for a hair line in the glaze. Mid Edo era ( ca. 18th C ). Height 20cm 7.9" Diameter of the top 4cm 1.6" Diameter of the body 11cm 4.3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1197908 (stock #10829)
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$800.00
Rare item. This is a dochugi, which was worn over a kimono when one went out. It is handwoven and made of shifu (paper textile) dyed with natural indigo. The warps are cotton threads and wefts are tightly twisted paper thread (kami-ito). Shifu whose warps are cotton and wefts are kami-ito is called men-jifu. The last photo shows the untwisted paper weft inside. In excellent condition. Late Edo period (the former half of the 19th century) 132cm x 96.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1280770 (stock #11117)
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$800.00
Large nobori, vertical banner post on the Tango-no-sekku (the Boy's Festival ) on May 5th which is for wishing each boy in the family grow up healthy and strong. This one has a motif of old tale "Ushiwaka-maru and Benkei". Benkei used to be a Buddhist soldier but was ousted from the temple because he was very rowdy. He decided to rob and collect 1000 swords from people. One day he encountered Ushiwaka-maru on the Gojo Big Bridge in Kyoto and assaulted him to rob the last sword, but he lost. He b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1310995 (stock #11304)
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$800.00
Samurai's jinbaori which is worn over armors. The ground cloth is wool fabric called "goro or goro fukuren" which had been imported from western countries such as England or Holland from 16th and 17th centuries. It has patchworked woolen crest "Kuyo-mon" in the back. The front panels are made of silk silver brocade and the lining is printed cotton chintz imported from Europe. The design of the jinbaori was modeled on the clothing of the Spanish or the Portuguese who came to Japan around 16th cen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #994329 (stock #10154)
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$750.00
This is a noren which is made of hand-woven cloth, asa ( hemp ) threads for wefts and cotton threads for warps. It has "Genji-guruma" crest and bold tsutsugaki auspicious motifs such as bamboo, pine tree and plum tree blossoms. These motifs are rather common, but the hand-painting is very lively and strong. Tsutsugaki is freehand-painting using rice paste as resist. It is probably not for a shop but one of bridal goods. It is in good condition except for a small hole and ornamental stitches ar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1029197 (stock #10262)
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$750.00
This is a katazome ( stencil-dye ) futon cover made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. It has amazing and vivid sea bream and fishing rod motifs. Also, it has exactly same pattern on both sides which requires skillful craftsmanship. It is twill weave and has nice thick texture. In excellent condition and looks scarcely washed. Early 20th century. 130cm x 144cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1309380 (stock #11290)
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$750.00
Boro futonji made of many cotton fragments which are all hand-spun and natural indigo-dyed. Thy are: stripes, ikat, stencil-dye, tie-dye and plain (shima, kasuri, katazome, shibori and muji). It has beautiful mending stitches which are hemp (asa) threads. 19th century. 90cm x 188cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1182355 (stock #10761)
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$700.00
This is a mihon-cho (sample book) of kinran (gold brocade), ginran(silver brocade), tsuzure (tapestry weave) etc. Most of the fragments were imported from China during Muromachi period (1392~1573) called "ko-watari", early Edo period (17th C) called "chu-watari. A few fragments were imported from Chosen (Korea). In old days, imported silk brocades were so precious that only high ranking samurai, Buddhist priests and rich civilian could afford. Those silk brocades were mainly used for covers and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1321815 (stock #11358)
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$700.00
Shinafu noren made of 7 panels. Shinafu is fabric made from bark of shina-tree, which was used for kimono, mosquito net, bag used for sake or shoyu making and so on. Shina tree grows almost all the mountains in Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu. It is hand-plied and hand-woven. It has some stains, breaks and unraved parts. The second half of the 19th to early 20th century. The measurement of one panel 26cm x 166cm