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 1940 item #1005956 (stock #10200)
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$220.00
This is a "ro", horizontal silk gauze kimono with fence design. The fence is called "shibagaki" which is made of shrubs. White lines are katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) and colors are added by hand. Early to mid 20th century. In excellent condition except for the reddish color breeding in the left breast area. 130cm x 147cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1005432 (stock #10198)
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$170.00
This is a gorgeous gold brocade obi ( sash ) for formal kimono. It is Jacquard weave which was imported from Europe in 19th century and was popular for formal sash in late 19th century. This sash has fine chrysanthemum and stream motifs in beige ground. In excellent condition. Late 19th century. 28.5cm x 3m88cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1002573 (stock #10187)
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$180.00
This is a fukusa, the gift cover. Fukusa is used to cover or to wrap a gift. It has gorgeous embroidery whose motifs are pheonix and paulownia. The ground silk crêpe is dyed with benibana ( safflower ) and silk threads are all dyed with vegetable dye. The last photo shows the examples of the usage. It has some moth holes and wear on the hems. Late Edo period ( mid 18th to mid 19th century ) 58cm x 61cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1002019 (stock #10184)
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Pilgrim's coat made of hemp whose wefts and warps are hand-plied. It has many stamps of holy places where the pilgrim had visited as well as Sanscrit letters and a beautiful stamped image of Fudo ( Cetaka ) in the back. It also has hand-drawn sutra in the lower parts. One can read kanji letters "Omine-san" which is one of the mountains between Wakayama and Nara prefecture where "shugen-sha ( holy man )" has been practicing Shugendo. The area was designated as "World Heritage"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1001706 (stock #10179)
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This is a baby's han-juban ( short under kimono ) made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with benibana ( safflower ). Benibana was cultivated in Tohoku district, especially in Yamagata prefecture in old days and it was very precious, but it is imported from abroad these days. It has beautiful shibori ( tie-dyeing ) pattern. In excellent condition and looks scarcely worn. Late 19th to early 20th century. 58cm x 54cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1000116 (stock #10175)
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$80.00
This is a purse which is made of Indian cotton print, stripe and katazome cloth. The lining is purple silk. In excellent condition. 19th century. 17.7cm x 10.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1000091 (stock #10174)
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This is a tobacco case which has the beautiful komon pattern and made of deer skin. In excellent condition except for a few wears inside. 19th century. 11.2cm x 6.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1000087 (stock #10173)
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$90.00
This is possibly a card or ticket case made of rare piece of bingata cotton cloth. Bingata is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) produced in Ryukyu islands ( now Okinawa ). This bingata was produced in 19th century, but this case might have been made later, early 20th century ( sewn by machine ). The lining is silk. In excellent condition. 13cm x 7.7cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #999789 (stock #10171)
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$250.00
This is a set of woman's tobacco case and pipe case which are made of deer skin and has fine katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) komon pattern. The motif is pine needle. It has beautiful clasp of green bean motif which shows prominent craftsmanship in this age. The set also has a pipe, but it seems that it is not an original one as it is shorter than the case. 19th century. In good condition except for some patina. Tobacco case: 12cm x 6.7cm Pipe case: 2.7cm x 20cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #999511 (stock #10169)
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$90.00
This is a boy's festive kimono made of silk satin with Yuzen-zome design. Yuzen-zome is the dyeing technique which is free-hand-painting using rice paste as resist for white outlining and also colored by hand. Late 19th to early 20th century. In excellent condition. 98cm x 106cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #999225 (stock #10168)
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$80.00
This is a boy's festive kimono made of beige plain weave silk. It has "Takara-zukushi" design which is free-hand painting with Japanese ink. Takara-zukushi is a design with many kinds of treasures such as lucky mallet, sacred gem, straw raincoat which can be a shield to hide, hand scroll, gold pouch, cloves, mandarine orange flowers etc. It has wear and rips. Mid to late 19th century. 84cm x 88cm
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 #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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #993911 (stock #10153)
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This is a cotton kimono with geometric shibori design. It is hand-spun cotton cloth and dyed with natural indigo. It has nice thick texture. It was produced in regions such as Asamai or Yokote in Akita prefecture in Tohoku ( north-east ) district. Early 20th century. In excellent condition and looks scarcely worn. 120cm x 122.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #993107 (stock #10148)
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$190.00
This is a patched juban ( under kimono ) made of many kinds of silk cloth such as silk crepe with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) or yuzen-zome, figured silk satin, silk brocade ( collar ) and the lining is tsumugi ( pongee silk ). It has beautiful yuzen-zome ( hand-painted, rice-paste resist outlining ) silk crepe in the both sleeves, but very worn out and damaged. In good condition except for those damages. Mid to late 19th century. 118cm x 122cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #992747 (stock #10145)
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$330.00
Rare item. This is a beautiful white kasuri child's summer kimono which is made of hand-spun ( twined ) hemp and dyed with natural indigo. Produced in Omi in Shiga prefecture near Kyoto. In good condition. Late 19th or early 20th century. 106cm x 108cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #991847 (stock #10143)
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$90.00
This is a cloth for an obi ( sash ) made of thick silk crepe with dazzling curved stripe pattern in bright purple ground and yellow. The curved stripes are katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). In excellent condition. Mid 20th century. 35cm x 5m66cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #991844 (stock #10142)
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$120.00
This is a cloth for an obi ( sash ) made of silk gold brocade. It has 60% of pattern of the cloth ( roku-tsū obi ) and 40% is plain, without pattern. The ground is beautiful gold color and the karakusa pattern is woven of gold threads and colorful ones. The 6th and 7th photos are backside. In excellent condition. Mid 20th century. 34.7cm x 4m76cm