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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 1950 item #1088742 (stock #10470)
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$40.00
This is a futon cover made of thin hemp cloth. It has bold basho ( Japanese banana ) design which is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). It has thin hemp lining. In good condition except for a few stains. Mid 20th century. 114cm x 152cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1087499 (stock #10464)
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This is an amazing boro futon cover made of almost countless fragments which are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. It is said that in northern district of Japan, cotton was precious because cold weather made it hard to grow. Cotton was brought from warmer district such as Osaka and other cities by ships. People bought those fragments instead of a roll of cloth ( tanmono ) which was more expensive. The latter half of 19th century. 84cm x 144cm
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 : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1084244 (stock #J153)
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$430.00
This is an ema which literally means " a tablet with a painting of horse" and on which people write wishes and dedicate it to a shrine. This ema has the name of the woman who dedicated and the date, Bunka 3, Shogatsu 18 nichi ( January 18th 1806, late Edo period ) on both sides. In good condition but has some parts faded. 70.5cm x 43.5cm x 3.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1082491 (stock #10449)
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This is a shima-cho which is a sample book of hand-spun and natural indigo and other vegetable dyed cotton stripes and checks. These cotton stripes are mainly used for kimono or futonji. It has 21 pages and about 290 pieces of samples. The paper cover has damage but sample pages are in good condition. Late Edo period (the former half of the 19th century). 15cm x 20cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1081253 (stock #10445)
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$180.00
This is a silk fukusa ( gift cover ) made of tsuzure-ori ( tapestry weave ) silk with auspicious motifs such as pine tree, bamboo and plum flower. It is hand-woven and dyed with vegetable and natural dye. In good condition except some weak black threads, some dirty parts and some rips. The latter half of the 19th century. 72cm x 66cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1076641 (stock #10431)
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$150.00
This is a silk brocade obi with karakusa pattern. It has black silk satin lining. In excellent condition. The latter half of the 19th century. 26.7cm x 3m18cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1076408 (stock #10429)
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$250.00
This is a silk fukuro-obi for formal kimono. It is jacquard weave and has crane and pine tree motif on black ground. It has same pattern on both sides. Late 19th to early 20th century. In excellent condition. 31.5cm x 4m12cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1076407 (stock #10428)
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$120.00
This is a boy's kimono worn at the occasion of Shichi-go-san which literally means seven five three. When boys reach age of five and girls reach three and seven, they are taken by parents or grandparents to a Shinto shrine in the neighborhood on November 15th to celebrate their growth. This kimono was worn by a 5 years old boy. It is synthetic kimono, but has hand-drawn rabbit & wave motif and pressed gold and silver foils. In excellent condition except for a few light stains in the lining. Mid ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1075765 (stock #10419)
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$290.00
This is a piece of Narumi-kongata cloth which is hand-spun and natural indigo-dyed. Narumo-kongata cloth imitates the shibori ( tie-dyeing ) which has been made mainly in Arimatsu-Narumi region in Aichi prefecture. The white ground ( jishiro ) piece is less common than indigo blue ground one. The elaborate plural katagami ( paper stencils ) are used for this cloth and has exactly same pattern on both sides which requires prominent craftsmanship. The motifs are sparrow and bamboo. It was a part o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1075121 (stock #10417)
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$100.00
This is a cloth with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) on both sides, which is thick hand-spun cotton. It is dyed with bengara ( iron oxide ). In excellent condition. The latter half of the 19th century. 34.3cm x 152cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1074834 (stock #10416)
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$270.00
This is a Korean wrapping cloth, chogappo which is made of pieces of asa ( linen ) and some are hand-plied and hand-woven. "Pojagi" is general name for a wrapping cloth and "chogappo" is one kind of pojagi which is made of patchworked silk as well as asa ( reference source: "Korean Embroidery and Wrapping Cloths from the Choson Dynasty" published by Japan Art & Culture Association in 1995 ). This one is made of fragments of asa and hand-sewn together. It is chemical dyed. In good condition exce...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1071455 (stock #10409)
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$120.00
This is a chuya ( day & night ) obi ( sash ) with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) pattern. Chu-ya means day & night, so both sides of the obi can be used. The blue side is made of figured silk and the other one is plain weave silk. In good condition except for the several small dark brown spots. Early 20th century. 29.5cm x 3m76cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1071452 (stock #10408)
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$110.00
This is a cloth of obi ( sash ) which is called "shin-mosu ( new muslin ). It is probably woven of synthetic fiber. It has colorful katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) pattern. In good condition. The former half of the 20th century. 34.5cm x 3m80cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1070188 (stock #J145)
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This is a "bandori" which is a pad for backpack. Bandori was mainly made in Shonai region in Yamagata or a part of Niigata prefecture in Tohoku district and it was made by men in winter when it snowed heavily. There is few men who make bandori these days. It is made of rice straw for the base and outside is woven of hemp which is kumonosu ( spider web ) weave so this one is called "kumonosu bandori". The belts are made of rice straw and colorful cotton shreds plaited. In excellent condition. Mi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1067488 (stock #10394)
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$190.00
This is a fukuro-obi ( sash ) for a formal kimono. It is jacquard weave and has fine motif of chidori ( name of the small bird ) and wave on gray ground. In excellent condition. Early 20th century. 33.4cm x 4m8cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1066819 (stock #10381)
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$110.00
This is a fukusa( gift cover ) made of oni-chirimen ( roughly wrinkled silk crepe ). It has hand-drawn beautiful motifs. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 78.5cm x 83cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1065044 (stock #10375)
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$80.00
This is a cotton hanten ( short jacket ) with the company's mark in the back. It has the company's name in front reads as "Osaka Yogyo Semento Kabushiki Kaisha ( Osaka Ceramic & Cement Corporation )". The lion mark in the back and letters in front are katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). It is sewn by machine. It looks cotton or mix with asa ( linen ). In excellent condition except for some whitish stains in the back. The former half of the 20th century. 120.5cm x 85cm