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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 2000 item #1363838 (stock #J429)
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Wood board used by Urushi (Japan) craftsman when he coated urushi wares and put them on it. It has many beautiful urushi drippings in colors such as black, red, and yellow on both sides. 20th century. 11cm x 97cm x 1cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1373831 (stock #12797)
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Obi (sash) hand-woven of washi (Japanese handmade paper) for wefts. Warps are natural indigo dyed cotton threads. It is from Shonai region in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 23.5cm x 3m56cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1374885 (stock #12821)
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Fragment of Edo kosode kimono whose sleeve openings (wrist parts) are small comparing with Osode. Kosode kimono was widely worn in Edo period and the style is adopted by modern kimono. The ground cloth is benibana (safflower) dyed figured silk that was very luxurious. Also, it has beautiful embroideries such as wisteria, wheels of court cow carriage, peony and so on. The dye techniques are: katazome (stencil-resist-dye) and shibori (tye-dye). Late Edo period (18th to mid 19th century) It is frag...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1375802 (stock #J464)
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Wooden Buddhist zushi (altar) which has writings in the botton as "Kaei Gan-nen (1848)", place and name of the busshi who made this zushi. In good condition but has some parts urushi came off. H:41cm W:24.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1379442 (stock #12901)
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Patched han-juban (short under kimono) made of recycled silk fragments from old kimono. They are: figured silk, silk crepe with katazome (stencil-resist-dye), shibori, itajime shibori (board-clamp-dye) etc. The lining is hand-spun cotton dyed with benibana (sufflower). In good condition except for the wear in the beige silk crepe in the lower sides. 19th century. 122cm x77 cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1380150 (stock #12908)
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Futonji made of hand-spun cotton with katazome (stencil-resist-dye) butterfly motif and dyed with natural indigo. The dye technique is called "Ai-gaeshi" which is dyeing with lighter ai (indigo) after the first dyeing to make it more muted color. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 33cm x 186cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1386046 (stock #12971)
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Futonji with kasuri pattern which are: bamboo, pine tree, sparrow etc. motifs. It is made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with vegetable indigo. Probably made in Kurume. It is located in Fukuoka Pref. in Kyushu and has been one of the main product places of indigo dyed cotton kasuri since late Edo period (early 19th century). In excellent condition. Mid 19th to early 20th century. 132cm x 144cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1940 item #1387547 (stock #J499)
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"Momoyo-gusa" which is a woodblock sample book for kimono design. It has 27 designs on 24 pages. Published in Showa 8 (1933), author Tamura Koho in Kyoto. In good condition. 19.5cm x 27.5cm x 1.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1388020 (stock #13000)
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Kaji-zukin (fireman's hood) made of vegetable indigo dye cotton with traditional "Matsukawa-bishi" pattern which is katazome (stencil-resist dye). It has hand-stitched sashiko with indigo dye cotton thread. In excellent condition and looks never used. Water is poured over hood, hanten, gloves and so on before a fireman entered fire site. The second half of the 19th century. 36cm x 56cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1950 item #1392183 (stock #J509)
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Basket made of akebi (akebia) vine and yamabudo (crimson glory vine) for the rim. It was used by field or moutain workers to collect harvests etc. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. H:25cm, Bottom:26cm x 11cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1394585 (stock #13060)
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Meisen kimono with geometric pattern with lining. In good condition but has some light stains in the middle front and in the middle side back, however not serious. Mid 20th century. 124cm x 153cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1395759 (stock #13068)
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Baby's ceremonial kimono made of asa (hemp or ramie) whose wefts and warps are hand-plied. It has "Takara-Zukushi (all treasures)" design which are: treasure balls, lucky mallets, bags with gold, weights, mino (straw raincoat), rain hats, scrolls, cloves, storehouse keys etc. The dye technique is "kata-Yuzen" which is both used katazome (stencil-resist dye) and Yuzen-zome (free-hand painting with rice paste-resist.) Belts are benibana (safflower dyed) asa. In good condition except for some co...
All Items : New Century : Textiles : Pre 2000 item #1395760 (stock #13069)
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Large cloth which has shibori wave pattern and katsuo (bonito) design. It was made for the 30th anniversary of the Union of the Seafood Processing Center in Yaizu in Shizuoka prefecture where is one of the leading fishery ports in Japan. Dyed with vegetable indigo. Sashiko characters are with white cotton thread. In excellent condition. Late 20th century. 125cm x 143cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1397232 (stock #13079)
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Hakama (pants) with tsutsugaki bold wave design which is made of hand-spun cotton and vegetable indigo dyed. Probably worn on the stage. It has many holes and stains. The belt is komon (small pattern) which is stencil-resist-dye. The first half of the 19th century. L:84cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1397850 (stock #13092)
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Silk unlined kimono with geometric wave pattern which is one version of "Seigaiha" The dye technique is katazome (stencil-resist-dye). In excellent condition except for some whitish stains. 1030s to 40s. 126cm x 143cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1399980 (stock #13109)
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Silk meisen kimono with geometric design, whose colors are yellow ground with black, white and red triangles. Kasuri pattern for both warps and wefts are stencil-resist-dye (heiyo-kasuri). In excellent condition except for minor spots in front. 1950s Probably made in Isesaki city. 126cm x 146cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1400899 (stock #13118)
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Shima-cho, a sample book of cotton stripes mostly hand-spun and vegetable indigo dyed. It has some fragments of shifu (woven of hand-spun paper thread), hand-spun cotton and asa in the last page. 16 pages with 188 fragments. The second half of the 19th century. In good condition. 20cm x 17cm x 1.3cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1404281 (stock #13159)
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Cotton kimono with kasuri checker pattern partly colored. Probably made in Kurume in Kyushu. In excellent condition. The second half of the 20th century. 128cm x 153cm