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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 #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 #1390538 (stock #13029)
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Four panels of asa (hemp) kaya (mosquito net) cloth. They have mending patches, holes and some stains. Both warps and wefts are hand-plied and dyed with vegetable indigo and yellow. Late 19th to early 20th century. 33cm x 2m48cm x 3, 33cm x 2m x 1
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1444621 (stock #13416)
Haruko Watanabe
$120.00
Asa unlined kimono with three family crests "Yotsume-mon" which are hand-drawn. It is not clear it is hemp (taima) or ramie (choma). In good condition except for two small holes in the left shoulder and in the center of the back. 5mm x 5mm. Late 19th to early 20th century. 126cm x 134cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1437399 (stock #13372)
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Boro kaya (mosquito net) cloth made of hemp whose both wefts and warps are hand-plied and vegetable indigo dyed. It has beautifully done mending patches. The second half of the 19th to early 20th century, 102cm x 202cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1000087 (stock #10173)
Haruko Watanabe
$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 : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1351232 (stock #J388)
Haruko Watanabe
$200.00
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 : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1920 item #1394774 (stock #J520)
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"Soshoku Zuan-shu", a collection of woodblock prints with 40 designs which look influenced by Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The white ground parts have spots, but the colored parts are in good condition. Late 19th to early 20th century. 26cm x 36.3cm x 1.5cm More images are available by request.
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 #1334551 (stock #12441)
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Yu-age which is made of indigo dyed cotton with tsutsuhaki auspicious motif. There was a custom in San-in district when married daughter had a baby, her parents prepared items such as yu-age (towel), ko-oi-obi (baby sling), mutsuki (diaper) and ashi-fuki (foot towel). They are called "mago goshirae". This is a yu-age used when a newborn baby had the first bath. It has red color in the corner dyed with akane (madder) or benibana (safflower) as red color was believed to expel evil...
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 : 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 #1416456 (stock #13254)
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Fragments of silk brocade for Meiji obi (sash). Jacquard loom was imported from France in mid 19th century and silk brocade with exquisite small pattern was much produced in Nishijin in Kyoto. Some have washi lining and others have not. Meiji period (1868~1912) 78 frgments from 13.5cm x 5.5cm to 34.5cm x 29cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1435800 (stock #13365)
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Yama-bakama or monpe made of taima (hemp) whose warps and wefts are hand-plied and dyed with kakishibu (persimmon tannin). It is noragi (work wear) and possibly worn at the paddy field. It is from Tohoku district. The square cloth in the bottom is cotton. In good condition. The second half of the 19th to early 20th century. W:88cm L:53cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1374590 (stock #12810)
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Cotton furoshiki (wrapping cloth) with rare katazome (stencil-resist-dye) whose motif is birds. All hand sewn and it has white cotton cloth with owner's name and place. It is from Kyoto. Late 19th to early 20th century. In excellent condition. 120cm x 150cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1401043 (stock #13123)
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Shima-cho, a sample book of cotton stripes and checks (check pattern was also called "shima" before. Some has both stripes and kasuri. Mostly vegetable indigo dyed but some of colored warps are chemical and some fragments are machine woven. 40 pages with 613 fragments. In excellent condition. Meiji (1868~1912) 24.5cm x 18.5cm x 2.5cm
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 #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