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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1394110 (stock #13055)
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Very large furoshiki with many mending patches which are all original and beautifully done. It is made of hand-spun cotton and vegetable indigo dyed, ground cloth as well as mending patches. In good condition. The second half of the 19th to early 20th century. 164cm x 164cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1431285 (stock #13319)
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Han-juban (short under kimono) made of hand-spun cotton. It has katazome (stencil-resist-dye) carp design. it looks dyed with indigo mixed with dark color dye. The both sleeves are removed. It has some mending patches. Late 19th early 20th century. 62cm x 73cm
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 #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 #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 #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 : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1401903 (stock #J531)
Haruko Watanabe
$200.00
A pair of wood sculpture of Ebisu and Daikoku which are two of seven gods. Ebis is for good business and Daikoku is for luck with money. They are put on the ouse shrine. In good condition but some parts are missed in Ebis (left). Late 19th to early 20th century. Base:15cm x 5cm, Height:12cm
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 #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 #1373971 (stock #12802)
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A panel of boro asa kaya (mosquito net) with mending patches which are asa as well as cotton cloth. The wefts and warps of the ground asa are hand-plied. Late 19th to early 20th century. 34cm x 176cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1440414 (stock #13384)
Haruko Watanabe
$180.00
Boro kokake made of indigo dyed cotton with beautiful fine sashiko. Kokake is put on over tabi (socks) for protection and worn outdoor. Late 19th to early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1195113 (stock #10809)
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This is a set of suo and hakama which are worn on a stage (kyogen). Suo (top) is a wide-sleeved overgarment which was worn by samurai. They are made of hemp and both warps and wefts are hand-plied. The suo has laces in front and ornaments in the crests made of deerskin. Generally in good condition but has some stains. 19th century. Suō:184cm x 84cm Hakama:L 83cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1379815 (stock #12904)
Haruko Watanabe
$500.00
Miyako-jofu woman's kimono with fine kasuri which is hand-woven of choma (ramie) and dyed with Ryukyu-ai. Wefts and warps are hand plied. Miyako-jofu has been woven in Miyako Island in Okinawa since 14th century. It was called "Satsuma-jofu" in Edo period as the island belonged to Satsuma feudal domain. It was imposed as tax. It is time-consuming process of thread making, thread plying, weaving as matching wefts and warps kasuri pattern...
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 : 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 #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 : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1378971 (stock #12891)
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Cotton futonji with beautiful tsutsugaki (free-hand painting with paste-resist-dye) whose motifs are flowers such as cherry blossom, peony, plum flower, chrysanthamum, iris. The ground cloth is dyed with natural indigo and yellow and flowers are painted with pigments. In excellent condition except for some color faded parts. Late 19th to early 20th century. 134cm x 145cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1440538 (stock #J608)
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Yuki-boshi (snow hat) made of weed and from Shonai region in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. It is said it was worn by "matagi", a hunter. It has fragments of washi dyed with kakishibu (persimmon tannin) for waterproof. The second half of the 19th to early 20th century. In good condition. 45cm x 50cm