All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #989697 (stock #10137-1)
This is a woman's semi formal kimono made of thick silk crepe. It has free-hand drawn plant design in the lower hem outside as well as inside. In excellent condition. Early 20th century. 128cm x 147cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #989698 (stock #10137-2)
This is a juban ( under kimono ) for #10137-1 kimono. The dark blue part is made of same thick silk crepe as outer kimono but the upper body and sleeves are made of plain silk with beautiful dot design. In good condition except for some sparkled moth holes ( 1~2mm ) in the plain silk part. Early 20th century. 126cm x 147cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1970 item #793118
This is a beautiful and gorgeous book titled "Textiles: The Soul of India" by Hiroko Iwatate who is a prominent collector and researcher of antique and modern Indian textiles for about 40 years. There was a highly reputed exhibition of her Indian textiles collection at Japan folk Crafts Museum ( Nihon Mingei-kan ) in Tokyo in 2007 as well as in other museums in Japan. It has 207 pages with full color pictures and captions and descriptive texts in Japanese as well as in English. Published by KYU...
This is a book about meisen kimono design. Mangekyo is kaleidoscope in English and it symbolizes its crisp and dazzling color. It has 220 kimonos with eye-catching and beautiful patterns in full color. Meisen kimono was very popular among young women in Taisho and early Showa Period ( 1920s~1940s ) as a casual kimono. It is a pocket edition and has 255 pages. Only written in Japanese. Author: Miyagawa Takeshi. Publisher: Seigensha. The first edition published: June 6 2009. Shipping to U.S. $6.00...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1087248 (stock #10462)
This is a suo kamishimo ( top and bottom which were a formal kimono for samurai in Edo period ). The occasion when this suo kamishimo was worn is not clear ( ceremony or stage ). This suo kamishimo is made by hand-plied and hand-woven asa ( hemp ) cloth with bold tatewaku pattern which is katazome ( stencil-dyeing ). It has round bunches of asa threads for ornaments which are called "kiku-toji" or "kikuji". In excellent condition except for a small moth holes and a rip ( 11th and 12th photos ). ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #739355 (stock #J092)
This is an imari ( ko-imari ) white glazed jar. It goes well with flowers in any color as it has white glaze. In good condition, except for a hair line in the glaze. Mid Edo era ( ca. 18th C ). Height 20cm 7.9" Diameter of the top 4cm 1.6" Diameter of the body 11cm 4.3"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1280770 (stock #11117)
Large nobori, vertical banner post on the Tango-no-sekku (the Boy's Festival ) on May 5th which is for wishing each boy in the family grow up healthy and strong. This one has a motif of old tale "Ushiwaka-maru and Benkei". Benkei used to be a Buddhist soldier but was ousted from the temple because he was very rowdy. He decided to rob and collect 1000 swords from people. One day he encountered Ushiwaka-maru on the Gojo Big Bridge in Kyoto and assaulted him to rob the last sword, but he lost. He b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1340126 (stock #12466)
Tsutsugaki cloth with Pheonix and paulownia motif which used to be the center part in the back of the yogi. Yogi is kind of futon in the shape of kimono. It is hand-spun cotton and dyed with pigments. In excellent condition except for a mending patch in the top. The second half of the 19th century. 77cm x 170cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #994329 (stock #10154)
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. It is in good condition except for a small hole and ornamental stitches ar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1029197 (stock #10262)
This is a katazome ( stencil-dye ) futon cover made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. It has amazing and vivid sea bream and fishing rod motifs. Also, it has exactly same pattern on both sides which requires skillful craftsmanship. It is twill weave and has nice thick texture. In excellent condition and looks scarcely washed. Early 20th century. 130cm x 144cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1151586 (stock #10666)
This is a futonji made of hand-spun cotton dyed with natural indigo. It has motif of "orizuru", cranes made of origami, which is hand-drawn with tsutsugaki. It is one of the resist dyeing techniques which is free-hand drawing with a cone-shaped tool using rice paste for resist. It has a green cotton lining which is also hand-spun and vegetable dyed. In good condition but has some color faded parts and a hole in the lining. Late 19th to early 20th century. 164cm x 184cm
This is a pair of lions which are stone carved. In excellent condition. H:9cm, L:9.5cm, W:3.8cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1235904 (stock #10923)
Katazome futonji made of hand-spun cotton and dyed with natural indigo. It has beautiful rope design which is katazome (stencil-dyeing). Consists of 5 and a half panels. In excellent condition except for several holes. Late 19th to early 20th century. 168cm x 210cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1248013 (stock #10982)
Sakiori hanten made of cotton strips recycled from old cloth, such as kimono, furoshiki, futonji and so on. The wefts are cotton and warps are asa (hemp) threads. It has beautiful sashiko (stitches) on the shoulders. Generally in good condition but has some wear in the collar and in the both shoulders. The first half of the 20th century. 119cm x 79cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1339719 (stock #12463)
Silk crepe woman's formal kimono with Yuzen-zome peony and lily of the valley design. Miyazaki Yuzensai, who was a folding fan painter, improved and completed the paste resist dyeing in the second half of the 17th century so that it is called Yuzen-zome. The outline is drawn by rice paste and color dyed, and then the paste is washed away. The flowers are beautifully painted and pistils and part of the leaves have embroideries. In excellent condition. The first half of the 20th century. 126cm x ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1124906 (stock #J194)
This is a byobu ( folding screen ) with ink-painted motifs of many kinds of town vendors such as tea, dumplings, butterflies, Japanese wine, umbrellas, lanterns, drums, candies and so on. It has 18 paintings pasted on the paper ground. It has minor rips or damages, however in good condition as a whole. 19th century or early 20th century. Measurement of one panel: W:45cm H:120.5cm Thickness:1.7cm More photos are available by request.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1151617 (stock #10668)
This is a yogi, a kind of futon in the shape of kimono. The outside cloth is asa (hemp) and the lining is cotton katazome ( stencil-dye ) and asa cloth. All the cloth are hand-woven and vegetable dyed. It is stuffed with "okuso" which is the hemp wastes produced in the making of hemp threads. In the cold region, such as Tohoku, cotton is very precious as it can not grow so that "okuso" was stuffed instead of cotton. It is very heavy. In good condition except for a few small holes and some mendin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1363517 (stock #12644)
Asa (hemp) Suzukake which was worn by Shugen-sha (holy man) who practice Shugen-do in mountains. "Suzu" means bush bamboo and it is dried on suzu while they practice Shugen-do. It has Sanskrit letters which mean Buhdda and stamped figeure of Fudo and so on. Also it has many red stamps of holy places where he visited. The coor is a bit faded but in good condition and small holes are mended (11th and 12th photos). The late 19th to early 20th century. 132cm x 103cm