All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #989697 (stock #10137-1)
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)
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 : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1970 item #793118
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)
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)
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...
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 1900 item #1087248 (stock #10462)
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 : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #739355 (stock #J092)
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)
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 #1340126 (stock #12466)
Tsutsugaki cloth with Pheonix and paulownia motif which used to be the center part in the back of the yogi. Yogi is kind of futon in the shape of kimono. It is hand-spun cotton and dyed with pigments. In excellent condition except for a mending patch in the top. The second half of the 19th century. 77cm x 170cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #994329 (stock #10154)
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)
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)
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 1920 item #1321815 (stock #11358)
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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1151586 (stock #10666)
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
This is a pair of lions which are stone carved. In excellent condition. H:9cm, L:9.5cm, W:3.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1235904 (stock #10923)
Katazome futonji made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. It has beautiful rope design which is katazome (stencil-dyeing). Consists of 5 and a half panels. In excellent condition except for several holes. Late 19th to early 20th century. 168cm x 210cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1248013 (stock #10982)
Sakiori hanten made of cotton strips recycled from old cloth, such as kimono, furoshiki, futonji and so on. The wefts are cotton and warps are asa (hemp) threads. It has beautiful sashiko (stitches) on the shoulders. Generally in good condition but has some wear in the collar and in the both shoulders. The first half of the 20th century. 119cm x 79cm