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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #960244 (stock #91044)
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This is a beautiful rug made of many pieces of asa ( hemp ) cloth which are hand-woven and natural indigo dyed. Probably it was produced in Tohoku region where cotton cultivation was difficult because of severely cold climate. It has stitches with hemp threads. In good condition. Late 19th century. 164cm x 151cm 64.6" x 59.4"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #955379 (stock #91038)
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$170.00
This is a sakiori sodenashi ( vest ). Sakiori is a textile woven of shreds for wefts which are torn from old kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on. This sodenashi is made of natural indigo dyed cotton shreds for wefts and cotton threads for warps. It is heavily used, so it has wear and rips on the piping. Early 20th century. 32.5cm x 60.5cm 12.8" x 23.8"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #953990 (stock #91033)
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$250.00
This is a noragi ( farm wear ) made of cotton cloth with shibori and cotton jacquard. The beautiful shibori cloth was produced in Asamai region in Akita prefecture in Tohoku district. Asamai region has been one of the producing places of shibori cloth since mid 19th century. The shibori techniques are Boshi shibori ( capped motifs ), Hira-nui maki-age shibori ( stitched & bound ) and Ori-nui shibori ( folded & stitched ). In excellent condition. Early to mid 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #952007 (stock #91029)
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$220.00
This is a costume for Bunraku which is also called Ningyo Joruri. Bunraku is a form of puppet theater which came to flourish among common people in the 18th century. This costume is made of silk crepe with embroidery and hand-spun cotton wa-sarasa in the lining, the both are from Edo period, however some cloths are replaced with much younger ones. It has a hole for a head in the top part and holes for hands in the sleeves. It has wear, rips and mending patches. 83cm x 102cm 32.7" x 40"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #950621 (stock #91024)
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This is a han-juban ( short under kimono ) made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. The motif of this shibori pattern is the pine cone as it looks like. It has fine cotton katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) cloth for the collar. In good condition but has some stains and a mending patch in the lower front. Early 20th century. 61.5cm x 69cm 24.2" x 27"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #950347 (stock #91021)
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$150.00
This is a large furoshiki ( wrapping cloth ) made of hand-spun cotton. It has uncommon tsutsugaki crest. Tsutsugaki is free-hand painting using rice paste as resist. In good condition but has some stains, two mending patches, some mending stitches. Mid to late 19th century. 128cm x 138cm 50.4" x 54.3"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #944054 (stock #91000)
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$220.00
This is a boy's silk crepe kimono with kata-yuzen ( stencil-printed on fabric surface, direct-dye method ) whose motif is "takara-zukushi ( all kinds of treasures )". The treasures are scrolls, treasure balls, cloves, mallets, treasure bags and so on. In excellent condition except for a stain in the back ( 9cm x 10cm ) Taisho or early Showa period ( 1920s~1940s ) 81cm x 91cm 32" x 35.8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #941321 (stock #9994)
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$350.00
This is a jishiro ( white ground ) katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) which is made of hand-spun and hand-woven cotton. It is dyed with natural indigo. The diagonal lines look like shibori technique, however it is katazome and small pattern in the sleeves is also katazome. In good condition except for a rip in the hem, a gray stain in the sleeve, a few small holes and some patina. Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ) 119cm x 58.5cm 46.9" x 23"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #940683 (stock #9991)
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$110.00
This is a piece of Shina-fu, one kind of bark-fiber. Shina wood grows naturally in Japan Sea side in Tohoku district. Shina-fu becomes stronger when it is wet, so it was used for fishing-net and grain bag etc. It has many moth holes. Meiji or Taisho period ( ca late 19th C to early 20th C ) 32cm x 2m92cm 12.6" x 9ft7"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #940680 (stock #9990)
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$110.00
This is a piece of Shina-fu, one kind of bark-fiber. Shina wood grows naturally in Japan Sea side in Tohoku district. Shina-fu becomes stronger when it is wet, so it was used for fishing-net and grain bag etc. It has many moth holes. Meiji or Taisho period ( ca late 19th C to early 20th C ) 33cm x 3m34cm 13" x 11ft
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #937458 (stock #9977)
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This is a beautiful jofu ( ramie ) kimono which is made of hand-spun and hand-woven ramie cloth. It is dyed with natural dye. It has beautiful hand-drawn family crests. This kimono was worn by a samurai. Early to mid 19th century. In good condition except for several tiny moth holes near the wrist hole in one of the sleeves and patina in the lower back. 132cm x 140cm 52" x 55"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #933655 (stock #9964)
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This is a beautiful girl's kimono made of hand-woven asa ( hemp ) and dyed with benibana ( safflower ). Benibana was cultivated in Shonai region in old days in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district, however it is mainly imported from abroad now. Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ) In excellent condition except for a hole in the lower back ( 3mm x 5mm ). 70cm x 86cm 27.6" x 33.9"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #933338 (stock #9962)
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$180.00
This is a fragment of Edo kosode ( literal meaning is small sleeves ) kimono which is silk crepe with beautiful embroideries. the ground silk crepe as well as embroidery threads are dyed with vegetable dyes. This kosode kimono was worn by a woman in high ranking family. The motifs of the embroideries are chrysanthemums and a sparrow. The ground silk crepe is weak from aging. Mid to Late Edo period ( late 17th C to early 19th C ) 31cm x 118cm 12.2" x 46.4"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #932414 (stock #9958)
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$150.00
This is a maru obi ( sash ) for a formal kimono. It is made of hand-woven silk cloth which is 64cm wide and folded in two. It has same pattern in both sides. In good condition as a whole but has some wear. Taisho or early Showa period ( 1920s~1940s ) 32cm x 3m82cm 12.6" x 12ft6"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #930274 (stock #9955)
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$120.00
This is a basket with handles hand-woven of bark strips of walnut tree. In excellent condition. Showa period ( ca. 1940s~80s ) W:29cm 11.4" H:23cm 9"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #930270 (stock #9953)
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This is a Kurume kasuri ( ikat ) futon cover which is hand-woven and natural indigo dyed. It has beautiful butterfly pattern ( weft kasuri ) and square pattern ( weft & warp kasuri ). Kurume has been one of the main producing areas of cotton kasuri in Kyushu since ca. 1800s having been influenced by Ryukyu-gasuri. Ryukyu is an another name for Okinawa islands which are located in most south part of Japan...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #927155 (stock #9948)
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$190.00
This is a beautiful woman's summer kimono made of silk crepe. It has bold bamboo leaves pattern which is kata-yuzan ( stencil-printed and direct-dyeing ) and clouds ( by shadowing method ). In excellent condition and looks hardly worn. Taisho or early Showa period ( 1920s~1930s ). 126cm x 146cm 49.6" x 57.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #926148 (stock #9943)
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$90.00
This is a boy's dochugi made of hand-woven tsumugi ( pongee silk ). Dochugi is a kind of coat worn over a kimono when one goes out. In good condition except for some faded part in front. Meiji or Taisho period ( ca. 1900s~1920s ) 101cm x 63cm 39.8" x 24.8"