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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 #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...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 #1282819 (stock #11127)
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$1,200.00
Hanten made of 4 to 5 layers of hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton cloth which are recycled from old kimono or futonji. It is from Aomori prefecture in Tohoku which is located in the northernmost of the Honshu. In old days, cotton was cultivated only in warmer districts in Japan so that it was precious in Tohoku and other Japan Sea side districts. They kept even small pieces of cotton and used them for mending or made up one noragi and so on. The quilting threads are hemp...
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 : 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 #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...
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 : 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...
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 #1197908 (stock #10829)
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$700.00
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. 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 1920 item #1151586 (stock #10666)
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$650.00
This is a futonji made of hand-spun cotton dyed with natural indigo. It has motif of "orizuru", cranes made of origami, which is hand-drawn with tsutsugaki. It is one of the resist dyeing techniques which is free-hand drawing with a cone-shaped tool using rice paste for resist. It has a green cotton lining which is also hand-spun and vegetable dyed. In good condition but has some color faded parts and a hole in the lining. Late 19th to early 20th century. 164cm x 184cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1146149
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$600.00
This is a pair of lions which are stone carved. In excellent condition. H:9cm, L:9.5cm, W:3.8cm