All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #984011 (stock #10122)
This is a piece of noh drama costume which is called "Choken". Choken is made of silk gauze or weft silk gauze with woven designs with gold and colored threads. It is worn by a dancer or noble man in the noh stage. This choken has woven design of Hagi ( Japanese clover ) and Nadeshiko ( Dianthus ) with gold threads. In excellent condition. 20th century. 40cm x 160cm
This is a beautiful andon( lantern ) which is made of wood and coated with brown urushi ( japanese lacquer ). The light source was oil or a candle in old days, but a light bulb is replaced for this one. You can see the prominent craftsmanship of wood, especially in the round cover. In excellent condition. Mid to late 19th century. Height: 62.5cm Diameter of the cover: 26cm Diameter of the bottom: 18cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #955379 (stock #91038)
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)
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. 124cm x 120cm 48.8" x ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #941321 (stock #9994)
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 1910 item #933655 (stock #9964)
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)
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #926148 (stock #9943)
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"
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 1910 item #910785 (stock #9871)
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This is a hagi-juban ( patched ) made of several kinds of silk such as silk crepe with katazome, with tie dyeing or just plain silk crepe and tsumugi ( pongee silk ). They are all handwoven and most of them are dyed with vegetable color. In excellent condition except for one of the fragments is lost in the right shoulder. Late Edo or early Meiji period ( mid to late 19th C ) 128cm x 138cm 50.4" x 54.3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #883207 (stock #9817)
This is a gorgeous hagi-isho juban ( under kimono ) which is made of many kinds of silk such as plain silk with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ), silk crepe with itajime ( board-clamp-dyeing ) and katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) and shibori ( tie-dyeing ), wild silk and so on. This piece was exhibited in the show in Japan. It has thin cotton lining inside. Late Edo or early Meiji period ( ca. mid 19th C to early 20th C ). In excellent condition except for a few tiny moth holes. 122cm x 131cm 48" x 51.6"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #878283 (stock #9800)
This is a tsuno-bukuro which is made of hand-woven asa and used for grains. "Tsuno" means "horn" in Japanese. It has some mending patches and holes. Meiji or Taisho period ( ca. late 19th C to early 20th C ). 37cm x 106cm 14.6" x 41.7"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #877191 (stock #9782)
This is a "shimacho", a sample book of hand woven and natural indigo and vegetable dyed cotton. It has amazing 37 pages and 567 pieces and there is few shimacho which has so many pieces and in good condition. Some pieces were woven in Edo and some were in Meiji period. In excellent condition. Late Edo to early Meiji period ( ca. mid to late 19th C ) 13cm x 20.5cm 5.1" x 8.1"
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This is an extraordinary and incomparable book of "Boro-Rags and Tatters from the Far North of Japan" edited by Yukiko Koide and Kyoichi Tsuzuki. This book was newly issued on Jan.7,2009. The boro collection in this book is owned by Chuzaburo Tanaka, 75 years old, who was born in Aomori prefecture and has been dedicating to ethnological field work in the region. It has Japanese as well as English description. It has 120 pages with beautiful photos. ISBN 978-4-7572-1596-2 Size:21cm x 17cm x 1.2...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #859295 (stock #9744)
This is a silk meisen haori ( jacket ). Meisen textile is a kind of pongee silk which is machine woven and has kasuri ( ikat ) pattern. Meisen kimono was very popular among young women as a casual kimono between 1920s and 1950s and many of them have eye-catching bold and contemporary design. Mid Showa period ( ca. 1940s~50s ). In excellent condition. 126cm x 87cm 49.6" x 34.3"
This is a basket woven of thin cane strips. In good condition except for cane strips being loose around the handles. It has silk cloth attached inside. Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ) Size of the bottom: 13cm x 30cm 5.1" x 11.8" Height 6.9"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #850647 (stock #8723)
This is a beautiful and gorgeous silk crepe kimono. It is a young woman's formal kimono ( furisode ). It was worn in summer and has no lining. It has traditional summer motifs which are hand painted, such as maple leaves, streams and pink fringes. Some kinds of techniques are used such as embroidery with gold and silver threads and pressed gold and silver leaves. In good condition except for some stains. Ca 1920s~1930s. 128cm x 159cm 50.4" x 62.6"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #844731 (stock #8718)
This is a dochu-gi ( coat ) made of kudzu-fu ( gross cloth ) which is hand woven of kudzu fibers for wefts and cotton threads for warps. Kudzu-fu was mostly produced in Kakegawa in Shizuoka prefecture in late Edo. Dochu-gi is a coat for outdoor or travel and kudzu-fu one was worn in summer. This dochugi is black and dyed with Japanese ink. In good condition except for a moth holes in the black wool collar and some in the body part. Late Edo or early Meiji period ( ca. mid to late 19th C ). 126cm...