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Japanese Antique Textile Okinawan Kumejima Tsumugi Kimono

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1386766

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Old Kumejima tsumugi (pongee silk) kimono from Kumejima, one of the Okinawa Islands. The features of Kumejima tsumugi are that vegetable and mud dye from the island, and also hand-woven. It is said that it has been woven from late 15th century. This kimono has thinly padded cotton so that it is possibly from colder region in mainland Japan. The lining is white and black cotton and thin white wool muslin inside the wrists. In excellent condition. Meiji period (1868~1912) 120cm x 140cm