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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1346671 (stock #12522)
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Boro futonji with many patches and sashiko (stitches). Most of the cloth looks natural indigo dyed. Tha first half of the 20th century. 130cm x 180cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1346135 (stock #12517)
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Cotton furoshiki (wrapping cloth) ordered by kimono shop in Nagoya. It is dividedly dyed in plain green with Otafuku and karakusa pattern. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 87cm x 86cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1343999 (stock #12506)
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Man's juban, under kimono with shibori (tie-dyeing) and hand-drawn Yakko-san motif. Yakko-san is a servant at a samurai family. It is made of handwoven pongee silk. In excellent condition but has light stains in the lining. Mid 20th century. 134cm x 137cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1343356 (stock #12504)
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Girl's han-juban (short under kimono) made of hand-spun cotton with beni-itajime shibori asanoha patten, 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). Late 19th to mid 20th century. In good condition. 81cm 44cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1343355 (stock #12503)
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Baby's boro kimono made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with vegetable color such as ai (indigo), akane (madder)or beni (safflower). It has thin cotton lining. The shibori is from Akita prefecture in Tohoku. Washed but still has stains and a few holes. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 55cm x 42cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1340212 (stock #J374)
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Rustic copper flower vase with original box with the craftsman's sign but it is not unable to identify. The handle looks influenced by Art Deco style. It was the 40th anniversary gift of the company. In excellent condition. 20th century. Height:22cm Diameter:14.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1338152 (stock #11457)
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Vintage silk obi (sash) with gorgeous and beautiful embroidery which is hard to find this quality these days. It is plain weaving but the moire pattern can be seen. The design looks influenced by the Art Deco design that was also popular in Japan then. In excellent condition. Early Showa (1925 to 1930s) 32.5cm x 4m10cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1337698 (stock #11455)
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Bag made of asa (hemp) Omi kasuri and akaso kasuri which were woven in Omi district in Shiga prefecture. Both have double ikat pattern. The bag has beautiful appliqued silk design.. The cord is cotton. In good condition except for some damages in the silk applique cloth. 27cm x 16cm Diameter of the bottom:21cm 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1337692 (stock #11454)
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Bag made of asa (hemp) Omi kasuri which was woven in Omi district in Shiga prefecture. It has double ikat pattern. The bag has beautiful appliqued silk crepe butterflies. The cord is cotton. In excellent condition. 35cm x 20.5cm Diameter of the bottom:22cm 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1337578 (stock #11452)
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Boy's summer ceremonial kimono made of tate-ro (vertical silk gauze) which is rather rare these days. It is worn in case of omiya-mairi that parents and a baby go to a shrine for praying the baby's healthy and happy growth about a month after the birth. In excellent condition except for a few light stains and dirt in the neck line. The decorative stitches in the top of the belts are charms. The first half of the 20th century. 110cm x 113cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1337575 (stock #J369)
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Handwoven bamboo rectangular bamboo basket where letteres or documents were put. In excellent condition. 20th century. 23.5cm x 31cm x 6.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1335415 (stock #11446)
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Very large furoshiki (wrapping cloth) with sashiko (quilting)which is made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. Sashiko is for decoration as well as for strength. In excellent condition except for some small holes. Late 19th to the first half of the 20th century. 170cm x 170cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1334621 (stock #12442)
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Woman's cotton shibori kimono (yukata). Made of rather thick cotton. In excellent condition except for light beige line in the neck. The first half of the 20th century. W:128cm L:132cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1333421 (stock #12437)
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Cotton hanten with katazome check pattern and kanji character "Bei" or "Kome" in the back. It has brown cotton inside of the wrist holes. It might have been made for a shop or sales promotion. Used but in good condition. Sewn by machine. 134cm x 86cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1333013 (stock #J362)
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Very rare and unusual item. The insteps are made of rice straw, The soles are hemp rope studded with nails, the inner soles have thin hairy animal skin and cotton velvet straps. The strap divides toes inside. The piping is made of cotton. Generally in good condition but not good for practical use. The first half of the 20th century. L:24cm W:8.5cm H:7.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1332402 (stock #12430)
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Cotton kimono (yukata) for a woman with swallow and spider web motif. Sewn by hand. In excellent condition. 20th century. 128cm x 138cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1332089 (stock #12427)
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Baby's kimono made of soft cotton with shibori pattern and dyed with akane (madder). It has interesting shirring in both wrists. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 70cm x 60.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1327655 (stock #J359)
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Mino (straw raincoat) hand-woven of rice straw or other weed. It is for more ornamental use than pratical use such as on the occasion of wedding or ceremony. It is from Yamagat Pref. in Tohoku district. In excellent condition except for one hole. Te second half of the 20th century. 103cm x 78cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1324629 (stock #12381)
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Bag made of gold brocade silk satin with woven pattern which are recycled from old cloth. It has thin cotton lining and the cord is silk. Late 19th to mid 20th century. In good condition except for some wear and holes near the bottom. W:35.5cm H:24cm (when it is flat)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1320494 (stock #J349)
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Bandori, a pad for back-pack used on special occasion such as wedding. The ordinary one is made of only rice straw and this one has decoration hand-knitted of hemp. The shoulder belts are made of rice straw and recycled cotton strips. It is from Shonai region in Yamagata Pref. in Tohoku. The first half of the 20th century. L with belts:70cm W:26cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1316899 (stock #J343)
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$280.00
Urushi small tray with gold makie whose motifs are auspicious noshi and treasures. It has an original wooden box. In excellent condition except for a chip (8mm) in the rim. Late 19th to mid 20th century. W:27cm L:18cm H:12cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1315828 (stock #J341)
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Basket made of yama-budo (crimson glory vine) for body part and akebi (akebia vine) for handles. It is from Tohoku region, North-East of the Honshu. In excellent condition. 20th century. 48cm x 33cm x 16cm (body part)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1970 item #1315591 (stock #J340)
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$110.00
Mingei wooden box with carving. In good condition but has some dents and scratches on the lid. 20th century. 13.5cm x 29cm x 5.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1296896 (stock #11223)
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$350.00
Boro futonji whose ground cloth and most of the mending patches are hand-spun and natural indigo dyed cotton. It used to be a futon cover so that it still has cotton dust. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 63cm x 144cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1296503 (stock #11221)
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Four pieces of cotton velvet with motifs of Gion or Gion matsuri in Kyoto. Clockwise from the top left: 1.Gissha and pine tree, 40.5cm x 31cm 2. Chidori and skewered dumplings, 31cm x 37cm 3.Yasaka Tower and moon, 26.5cm x 40cm 4.Naginata-boko, a float with a long-handled sword on the roof, of the Gion Matsuri held in July, 35cm x 34.5cm Generally in good condition but some silver or gold parts have wrinkled lines. 20th century.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1295033 (stock #11212)
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Boro futonji whose ground cloth as well as mending patches are mostly hand-spun and vegetable dyed cotton. The ground cloth is natural indigo dyed katazome (stencil-dyeing). Late 19th to mid 20th century. 125cm x 184cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1294164 (stock #11208)
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Mae-kake (apron) made of indigo dyed cotton cloth with very fine sashiko (quilting). It has two layers of cloth which look machine-woven and the sashiko thread is white cotton. The belts are also cotton. The first half of the 20th century. 59cm x 57cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1293557 (stock #J325)
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Small wooden (kiri, paulownia) drawer coated with red urushi and has beautiful gold makie in front. It also has nice metal fitting for ornament as well as reinforcement. The drawers have green silk lining. In good condition, no distortion except for some stains in gold makie, some chips on the edge and urushi came off in the bottom. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 16.5cm x 17.5cm x 21.5cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1292124 (stock #11195)
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Sakiori sodenashi (vest) whose wefts are recycled strips torn from old cotton kimono, futonji and so on. The warps are asa (hemp). The sakiori textiles were mostly made in the regions along the Japan Sea side where the cold weather made it hard to cultivate cotton. It has beautiful hand stitching (sashiko) in the top of the back, in the shoulders and in the both sides. In excellent condition and looks scarcely worn. Late 19th mid 20th century. 59cm x 91cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1980 item #1288024 (stock #J317)
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Akebi vine basket used in the field or in the mountain. It is from Tohoku (East-North) district. It has a rope made of cotton strips recycled from old cotton cloth such as kimono or futonji. In excellent condition. 20th century. w:49cm H:30cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1980 item #1283116 (stock #J312)
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Wooden tray with hand-carved Arabesque design. In excellent condition. 20th century. Diameter:30cm Height:2.6cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1277234 (stock #11095)
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Mae-kake (apron) made of indigo dyed cotton cloth with sashiko (quilting). It has two layers of cloth which look machine-woven and the sashiko thread is white cotton. The belts are made of hand-spun cotton. In excellent condition except for some indigo bleeding in the belts. Late 19th to mid 20th century. 55cm x 53cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1266135 (stock #11067)
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Meisen haori with double ikat patten which is wood and cloud motif. Meisen is a plain weave silk cloth whose patterns are checks, stripes, weft kasuri, warp kasuri and double kasuri. The word kasuri means ikat. Meisen is woven of second grade silk threads so that it was worn as a daily kimono. They have bold and modern designs comparing with formal kimonos. This one has woods motif with double ikat patten. It has palin weave silk lining with beautiful katazome (stencil-dyeing) flower pattern...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1253285 (stock #11012)
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Sakiori kotatsu-kake ( cover ) woven of cotton strips for wefts which are recycled from old kimono, futon cover, furoshiki ( wrapping cloth ) and so on. Warps are asa ( hemp ) threads. Kotatsu is a heater made of wooden frame where charcoals or a briquette of coal are put and covered with a futon ( cover ). The lining is cotton stripe and has a bit of yellowish parts. In good condition but has a cotton kasuri mending patch, some wear and wefts loose parts. 20th century. 168cm x 164cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1224989 (stock #J257)
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Wooden figure of Tosa-inu (Tosa dog) representing Yokozuna (grand champion of sumo ). Tosa is located in Kochi prefecture in Shikoku district. In good condition except for some dirt in the ropes. 20th century. W:10.3cm x H:10.3cm D:12cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1209996 (stock #10858)
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A rice bag made of many pieces of cotton stripes which are recycled from old kimono, furoshiki, futonji and so on. It was used when people dedicated rice to temples or shrines, or exchanged rice as gifts. In good condition except for some wear. The former half of the 20th century. 74cm x 37cm