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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: www.contemporary-design-kimono.com
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
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
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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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1240681 (stock #10933)
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$2500.00
Woman's hemp kimono with gorgeous geometric embroidery called Tsugaru kogin-sashi. Tsugaru is a region in Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district. The hemp kimono is dyed in natural indigo and the embroidery thread is cotton. The top part is cotton border cloth (woven). The diagonal and the lower stripe patterns are all hand-embroideries. The collar is dark blue cotton velvet. In excellent condition. The former half of the 20th century. W:110cm x L:111cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1142952 (stock #10635)
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$1800.00
This is a kimono made of bashofu ( banana fiber cloth ) which was made in Ryukyu Islands ( now Okinawa ). Bashofu is handwoven of fibers taken from Ryukyu basho ( one kind of banana tree ). It is said that bashofu had been commonly worn by people in Ryukyu from 15th or 16th century. Bashofu has thick and bulky texture. This kimono has kasuri ( ikat ) pattern. The former half of the 20th century. In good condition except for a few minor color faded parts. 112cm x 127.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1277232 (stock #11105)
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$1,500.00
Man's boro kimono worn as a juban (under kimono). The ground cloth as well as all the mending patches are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. The mending patches are plain, stripes, checks, katazome (stencil-dyeing) and kasuri. The age of the fragments are between the second half of the 19th to early 20th century. 128cm x 125cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1233320
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$1500.00
Large wooden tray with gorgeous taka-makie (raised gold and silver lacquer) made of keyaki, Japanese zelkova. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. Diameter:50cm Height:4.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1182355 (stock #10761)
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$1500.00
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...
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1130460 (stock #10594)
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$1000.00
This is a boro futon cover which has countless mending patches, wear, lost parts and so on. The ground cloth as well as most of the mending patches are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton and some are hand-spun white one. The former half of the 20th century. 158cm x 190cm
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 1920 item #996485 (stock #10161)
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$950.00
This is a noragi ( work wear ), called "makanai" in Tohoku district, according to Tanaka Chuzaburo who has been researching folklore in Aomori prefecture in Tohoku and collecting folk crafts and country textiles for more than 40 years. ( The last photo is from the catalogue of his collection ). The outside is made of asa ( hemp ) which is lightly natural indigo dyed and the inside is made of bleached cotton. It has horizontal elaborate sashiko with indigo dyed cotton threads...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #890517 (stock #9832)
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$900.00
This is an amazing and genuine boro sodenashi ( sleeveless ) coat. It has kaki-shibu ( persimmon tannin ) coated in the lower back inside. The reason is unknown, however it is probably for waterproof or strength. Meiji or Taisho period ( 1868~1925 ) 63cm x 128cm 24.8" x 50.4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1116416 (stock #10538)
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$850.00
This is a kimono made of bashofu ( banana fiber cloth ) which was made in Ryukyu Islands ( now Okinawa ). Bashofu is handwoven of fibers taken from Ryukyu basho ( one kind of banana tree ). It is said that bashofu had been commonly worn by people in Ryukyu from 15th or 16th century. Bashofu has thick and bulky texture. The former half of the 20th century. In good condition except for two mending patches. 117cm x 119cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1247140 (stock #J283)
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$800.00
Wooden Shinto statue called shinzo which is a god of Shinto put in a shrine. Shinzo was made between late Heian and Kamakura period (12th to 14th century). It has a "kanmuri" on the head and wearing a "kariginu" which used to be a clothing of a court aristocrat. Some parts are lost and many moth holes which are natural for the shinzo of this age. H:27cm W:10cm D:7cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1255681 (stock #11031)
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$800.00
Sakiori sodenashi (vest) coat made of strips recycled from old cloth, such as kimono, futonji, furoshiki and so on for wefts. Warps are asa (hemp). It has beautiful mixed indigo color and stitches with hemp threads for strength under the neck and the arm holes. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 62.5cm x 110cm
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 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...