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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1052268 (stock #10336)
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This is a bag made of hand-spun cotton and has katazome pattern. This bag came from the same family as #1047657 Rokushaku-kanban, so it has the same pattern. It is dyed with bengara ( iron oxide ), one kind of pigments. The usage is not clear, but it was vertically folded into 6 layers, so possibly used as a pad put on a palanquin bearer's shoulder. Edo period. In good condition except for some indigo stains. 47cm x 53cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1052267 (stock #10335)
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This is an obi ( sash ) lining made of hand-spun cotton and has warp & weft kasuri pattern and dyed with natural indigo. It has some mending patches and holes. White kasuri of this age is rare. Mid to late 19th century. 28.5cm x 3m46cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1050934 (stock #10333)
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This is a hagi han-juban which is made of several kinds of silk crepe. Hagi means "sewing together". The body part is made of silk crepe with two kinds of itajime patterns and dyed with benibana ( safflower ). The both sleeves are also made of silk crepe with two kinds of katazome ( stencil-dye ) patterns and dyed with indigo. It has thin wool muslin lining. The lining has some moth holes. The last photo shows how to make itajime in old days. Late 19th to early 20th century . 122cm x 56cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1047659 (stock #10321)
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This is an ornamental rope or a belt made of hand-spun cotton with stripe katazome ( stencil-resist-dye ) pattern. It is stuffed with cotton. Probably used for a stage. In good condition but has some stains. Mid to late 19th century. Diameter:6cm Length:2m70cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1044945 (stock #10305)
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This is an old hagi-isho ( under kimono ) made of many kinds of recycled silk kimono fragments. Hagi-isho means kimono made of many pieces sewn together. It has many kinds of silk cloth such as tsumugi ( pongee silk ) with shibori, plain silk with stripe, tsumugi with itajime shibori ( board-clamp dyeing ) for upper body and wool muslin with katazome for the sleeves. All the cloths, besides the wool muslin are hand-woven and vegetable dyed. The last photo shows how to make board-clamp dyeing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1040712 (stock #10299)
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This is a scroll made of fukusa ( gift cover ) which is hand-woven tsuzure-ori ( tapestry weave ) silk cloth. Fukusa was used to cover a gift in old days. This fukusa has an auspicious motif of "Jurojin" who is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune and a symbol of longevity. The scroll also has beautiful silk brocade pieces for mounting. In good condition except for some threads are lost in the turtle's head and the foot behind, and also patina in the light blue ground of the fukusa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1038671 (stock #10290)
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This is a cloth hand-plied and hand-woven of asa ( hemp ) and it is not dyed, so it has natural color. It has rough and thick texture. In good condition except for some rifts and wear and a hole in the end. Late 19th century. 35cm x 3m32cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1038669 (stock #10289)
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This is a cloth hand-plied and hand-woven of asa ( hemp ) and it is not dyed, so it has natural color. It has rough and thick texture. In good condition except for some rifts. Late 19th century. 35.5cm x 3m48cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1027553 (stock #10260)
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This is an obi ( sash ) made of thin silk with kanoko shibori ( bound dots ) and black silk satin for the lining. Kanoko shibori done on silk cloth has been produced mainly in Kyoto. It has embroidered kanji "Kinryo", the maker's brand name. In excellent condition except for a few black stains in one of the end ( see the ninth photo ). Late 19th to early 20th century. 28cm x 3m72cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1023160 (stock #10243)
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This is a girl's yose-gire juban made of many kinds of recycled old kimono cloth such as silk crepe with katazome, plain weave silk crepe with check, stripe and kasuri, pongee silk with katazome, figured silk satin and so on. "Yose-gire" means sewing together with many pieces of cloth. It has cotton lining. Late 19th century. In excellent condition for this age. 122cm x 127cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1023141 (stock #10241)
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This is a set of "kaji shozoku ( fireman's coat and apron )" which is made of cotton with thick texture. It has three "Yotsu-me mon ( four square crest )" in the back as well as in the apron. It has cloud designs in the back and in the apron which symbolize water. The lining of the apron is kudzu-fu ( cloth woven of kudzu vine ). In good condition except for some rips, holes and some of the pipings of the rim are lost, also one of the ornaments made of cords in the top of the apron is lost...
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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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 #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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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 #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 1910 item #993107 (stock #10148)
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This is hagi-isho 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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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #989508 (stock #10135)
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This is hagi-isho juban ( under kimono ) made of many kinds of pieces of cloth such as silk crepe, pongee silk, wool muslin, cotton flannel, figured silk satin and so on. The techniques are: tie-dyeing, katazome ( stencil-dyeing ), Yuzen-zome ( hand-painted using rice paste as resist ). The red wool muslin in the back as well as in the upper front has some moth holes, but in good condition as a whole. Late 19th century. 124cm x 134cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1910 item #981380 (stock #J113)
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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)
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #952007 (stock #91029)
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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 1910 item #941321 (stock #9994)
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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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This is a piece of hemp (taima). Shina wood grows naturally in Japan Sea side in Tohoku district. Both warps and wefts are hand-plied. 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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This is a piece of hemp (taima), one kind of bas fiber. Both warps and wefts are hand-plied. 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 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #926148 (stock #9943)
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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"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #923716 (stock #9925)
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This is a panel ( one haba ) of katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) cloth which is hand-woven and natural indigo-dyed cotton. It has beautiful pattern with gray. In excellent condition except for two small holes ( 8mm x 8mm, 3mm x 3mm ). Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ) 35.5cm x 164cm 14" x 5ft5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #923713 (stock #9924)
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This is a panel ( 1 haba ) of katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) cotton cloth which is hand-woven and natural indigo dyed. It has beautiful and rare pattern with blue color. In excellent condition. Meiji period ( 18868~1912 ) 34cm x 174cm 13.4" x 5ft9"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #918954 (stock #9904)
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This is a kome-bukuro ( rice bag ) made of pieces of silk crepe with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ), shibori ( tie-dyeing ) and hand-painting. Kome-bukuro was used when people exchanged rice or beans as a gift, or donated them to a shrine or a temple till early Showa period ( ca 1940s ). Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ) In good condition except for some small moth holes. 42.5cm x 30.5" 16.7" x 12"
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 1920 item #907658 (stock #9863)
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This is a komebukuro ( rice bag ) which is made of plain silk crepe, silk crepe with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) and Yuzen zome ( paste-resist ). Komebukuro was used when people exchanged rice as a gift or donated it to a shrine or a temple. It has a beautiful silk cord with tassels. In good condition except for a small moth holes. Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ) 38cm x 30cm 15.0" x 11.8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #900035 (stock #9849)
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This is a tsugi ( patched ) juban ( under kimono ) made of many kinds of silk such as plain silk with fine katazome ( stencil-dyeing ), silk crepe with katazome and silk crepe with katazome and embroidery which is recycled from Edo kosode. Edo kosode is a kimono worn by a woman in Edo period. In good condition except for a mending patch ( 5cm ) and some of embroidered threads are lost in the both sleeves and dirty line in the neck part. Early Meiji period ( ca...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #899275 (stock #9844)
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This is a sodenashi ( sleeveless ) juban ( under kimono ) made of several kinds of silk cloth. Beautiful silk crepe with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) pieces are used in the collar part. It also has fine katazome and check patterns. In excellent condition. Meiji period ( 1868~1912 ). 42cm x 50cm 16.5" x 19.7"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #883207 (stock #9817)
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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...