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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1399475 (stock #13105)
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Kurume kasuri futonji with geometric pattern which is a feature of the Kurume kasuri. Kurume in Fukuoka Pref. in Kyushu has been one of the main product places of indigo dyed cotton kasuri since late Edo period (early 19th century). In excellent condition. Meiji period (1868~1912) 124cm x 180cm
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 1920 item #1368915 (stock #12732)
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Boro futonji with two faces, the face side is hand-spun and indigo dyed check and stripes. The lining is made of brown cotton fragments. Late 19th early 20th century. 130cm x 168cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1388021 (stock #13001)
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Baby's ceremonial kimono made of machine woven cotton with hand-painting with motif of noble people. It has se-mamori (charm) with silk thread. The diagonal stitches to the left means it is boy's kimono ( to the right is girl's ). In old days, it is believed that evils come from back and a baby is vulnerable without seam in the back, so se-mamori is put. In good condition but a bit dusty from aging. Dry cleaning only. Late 19th to early 20th century. 62cm x 76cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1094981 (stock #10485)
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This is a sakiori sodenashi ( sleeveless ) which is hand-woven of cotton strips which are torn from old cloth, such as kimono, furoshiki, futon cover and so on. Warps are also cotton threads. It has beautiful mixed color of natural indigo and others. It has wear and mending patches and both sides are open. Late 19th to early 20th century. 61cm x 90cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1350655 (stock #12555)
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Beni-itajime-zome (board-clamped dyeing with safflower) han-juban (short under kimono). The body part is hand-spun cotton and the sleeves are figured silk and the wrist parts are wool muslin. In good condition but the dirty line in the neck, rips in the front sleeve and some moth holes in the wrists. Late 19th to early 20th century. 125cm x 66cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1310987 (stock #11303)
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Cotton girl's juban (under kimono) for furisode (formal kimono) with katazome pattern. It is called beni-itajime which is one kind of board-clamped dyeing with benibana (safflower). Benibana was very precious in old days and it was mainly grown in Shonai region in Yamagata prefecture. The last photo shows the process of beni-itajime in old days (Reference source: Yomigaeru Maboroshino Senshoku, published by Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo). Meiji period (1868~1912)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #865130
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #994329 (stock #10154)
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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 1920 item #1321815 (stock #11358)
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Shinafu noren made of 7 panels. Shinafu is fabric made from bark of shina-tree, which was used for kimono, mosquito net, bag used for sake or shoyu making and so on. Shina tree grows almost all the mountains in Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu. It is hand-plied and hand-woven. It has some stains, breaks and unraved parts. The second half of the 19th to early 20th century. The measurement of one panel 26cm x 166cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1387542 (stock #12992)
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Asa (hemp) noren (curtain) with warp kasuri pattern whose wefts anf warps are hand-plied. It is dyed with vegetable indigo and all hand-sewn. In excellent condition but the middle panel has jointing seam in the top part. Late 19th to early 20th century. 101cm x 156cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1203095 (stock #10837)
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This is a cotton futonji with tsutsugaki "takara-zukushi" design, which is motifs with many kinds of treasures such as treasure ball, a scroll, a mallet, a hat, a cape, a key and treasure bag etc. It has the lining made of indigo dyed cotton cloth. In good condition except for a few holes in the lining. Late 19th to former half of the 20th century. 147cm x 166cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1261136 (stock #J296)
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Wooden urushi katakuch which is used for sake ( Japanese wine ) or liquid. The outside is coated with black urushi and inside is coated with red urushi. It has the orner's crest in the bottom. It is used and has many scratches and parts urushi came off. 19th century. Diameter: 22cm, 26.5cm with a beak Height: 17cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1324316 (stock #J355)
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Purse made of deer skin which has design by smoking with stencil on it. It is called "fusube-gawa". It has beautiful metal work of "Fujin" who is a god of wind and controles it. Fujin and Raijin, who controles thunder, is a popular motif and often seen in many art works and crafts. The most well-known one is "Fujin Raijin-zu Byobu (folding screen)" by Tawaraya Sotatsu. The fujin is hand-carved of copper and has silver inlay. He has a big bag with full of air. The purse has three pockets...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1369452 (stock #12741)
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Thick shima-cho, a sample book of cortton shima (stripes) with about 870 fragments. The age is written on the cover "Meiji 3 (1870), however the age of the fragments range from very late Edo (mid 19th century) to Taisho (1920s). The first 770 fragments are late Edo and Meiji (the second half of the 19th century) and the second 101 fragments are woven in Taisho period (1912~1925). In excellent condition. 16cm x 21cm x 5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1414797 (stock #J561)
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Ema (pictorial offering) with hiragana letter "me". Ema is originally painted with a horse motif, but others too, later. It is offered to a shrine or a temple wishing for good lucks. Late 19th to early 20th century. In good condition. 17cm x 11cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1247729 (stock #10973)
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Futonji with maru-mon which are tsutsugaki round crests of auspicious motifs such as a crane, a turtle, bamboos, pine trees, plum flowers, cloves, scrolls, noshi, shells with sea weeds etc. The designs are dyed with tsutsugaki technique which is free-hand resist-dyeing using rice paste and dyed with natural indigo. It is made of hand-spun cotton. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 129cm x 159cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1299684 (stock #11247)
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Hagi-isho juban (under kimono) made of silk in many kinds such as silk crepe, figured silk, pongee silk and wild silk. The patterns are: komon (stencil-dyed small pattern), stripes, checks, kasuri (ikat) and solid color. The lining is indigo dyed pongee silk and floss silk in the hem. All the dyes are vegetable such as benibana (safflower), indigo, purple grass root and so on. In excellent condition. Mid 19th to early 20th century. 127cm x 138cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1244732 (stock #J277)
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Small wooden urushi katakuch which is also called "Tengu chōshi" as it has long beak. It is used for sake ( Japanese wine ) or liquid. The outside is coated with black urushi and inside is coated with red urushi. Generally in good condition except for tiny chips and urushi came off in the bottom. Late 19th to early 20th century. Diameter:12.3cm, 16cm (with a beak) Height:7.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1351232 (stock #J388)
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Odawara chochin made of wash (handmade paper), copper and bamboo strips. The name "Odawara chochin" came from it was invented by Jinemon in Odawara (in Kanagawa Pref. now) during Kyoho period (1716~36). It is also called "futokoro chochin" as it is portable in the breast (futokoro) or in the sleeves of the kimono when one goes out. This one belonged to the doctor's. The paper part is painted with kakishibu (persimmon juice tannin) for water-proof...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1373554 (stock #J457)
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A snow hat, “yuki-boshi” handmade of palm fiber and has indigo dyed cotton lining. It was used by a hunter, “matagi”. It is from Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. In good condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 49cm x 59cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1417170 (stock #13257)
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Kaji-zukin (fireman's hood) made of vegetable indigo dye cotton with hand-stitched sashiko. Sashiko thread is also indigo dyed cotton. The feature of this zukin is the crest in the front head which is hand-embroidered "Tsuta" character. Water was poured over head before a fireman entered a fire site. Late 19th to early 20th century. Cloth in the back of the front panels is cotton with stripes. In excellent condition. Width when folded:31cm, Length:49cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1416016 (stock #J565)
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4 sheets of "tatougami" made of recycled washi (Japanese handmade paper) used at a pawn shop. Hocked items were wrapped in this tatougami and kept. It is made of used washi with letters and kakishibu is thinly painted. Each one has the name of the pawn shop. Late 19th to early 20th century. In good condition but a few moth bite holes. 77cm x 77cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1394775 (stock #J521)
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Eboshi was a hat which an adult man put on when he wore Japanese formal clothing from the Heian period (Late 8th to Late 12th century) to modern times. It is worn by Shinto priests, or selected people in the ceremonies and festivals. Made of washi (Japanese handmade paper ) and painted with black urushi. The cord is also washi. In excellent condition with original wood box. Early 20th century. 25cm x 15.5cm x 16cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1369368 (stock #J442)
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A small bag made of deer skin with shibori (tie-dye) pattern. The brown color is dyed with the technique called "fusube-gawa". The deer skin is smoked with burning rice straws and gets brown color. Fusube-gawa is used for armors or wallets in Edo period. It has silk cords and lining. In excellent condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 15cm x 18cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1407469 (stock #13169)
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Furoshiki with sashiko which is made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with vegetable indigo. Sashiko thread iFs also hand-spun cotton. In excellent condition but has some tiny holes and mending patches. Late 19th to early 20th century. 97cm x 102cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1125753 (stock #10572)
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This is a sodenashi ( sleeveless ) han-juban ( under kimono ) made of hand-spun cotton with katazome ( stencil-dyeing ) and dyed with natural indigo. The jishiro ( white ground ) katazome is left fewer than indigo ground one. The latter half of the 19th century. In good condition except for two small holes in front ( 2cm x 2cm, 8mm x 8mm ), one in the back ( 1cm x 1cm ) and two minor cuts. 40.5cm x 54cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1378275 (stock #12870)
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Kaji-banten worn by a fireman (fire-fighter) with all hand-stitched sashiko. It has katazome (stencil-resist-dye) "gissha", wheels of a cow carriage motif. It has rather rare green lining. In excellent condition except for some wear and rips in the lower front. 19th century. 126cm x 122cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1369997 (stock #12744)
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Shima-cho (sample book ) with mostly hand-spun cotton stripes, cheks and a few figured silk fragments. It has 293 fragments. It has 7 blank pages which have stains from wetting. Meiji period (1868~1912) 15.5cm x 26cm x 1cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1381421 (stock #12923)
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Cotton kimono (yukata) with shiro-kage shibori (litellary means white shadow) which is seen less than general indigo ground shibori kimono. Natural indigo dye. It has rather soft texture. Meiji period (1868~1912). In excellent condition except for a few light stains. 124cm x 128cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1427907 (stock #J577)
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Wood Sumikiri-bon with red urushi. Summikiri means a tray in the shape which four corners are cut. Four sides have painted in Negoro style which has partly black urushi. Used and some scratches and chips. Late 19th to early 20th century. 36.5cm x 36.5cm x 3.5cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1367091 (stock #12697)
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Child's costume probably worn at a ceremony related to "yusoku" which is traditional events of Imperial court, court aristocracy, samurai etc. It is made of plain weave and sheer silk in beautiful green. In excellent condition except for one rip in the neck. Late 19th to early 20th century. 93cm x 85cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1369996 (stock #12743)
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Shima-cho (stripe sample book) with about 493 fragments which are mostly hand-spun and natural indigo dye cotton, however some stripes have silk threads and some are figured pattern. Original book and has some stains and dirty parts in ground washi. Meiji period (1868~1912) 18cm x 27cm x 1cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1357614 (stock #12601)
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Boro furoshiki made of hand-spun and indigo dyed cotton. It has many interesting mending patches. Late 19th to early 20th century. 134cm x 130cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1388632 (stock #13004)
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Yogi futonji made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with vegetable indigo. Yogi is one kind of futon in the shape of kimono. It is good for cold climate as it can fit shoulders and keeps warmth. It is an item of a bride. It has auspicious motifs such as orizuru (origami crane), bamboo, pine tree, plum flower etc. In excellent condition. Late 19th early 20th century. 126cm x 148cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1389667 (stock #13016)
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Kaji-hanten (fireman's coat) made of hand-spun cotton with hand-stitched sashiko (quilting). It has katazome design colored with pigments and dyed with vegetable indigo. It looks never worn. Firemen poured water over their heads and made all items wet such as Kaji-hanten, hood, gloves and other. Meiji period (1868~1912) 124cm x 123cm