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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #759184 (stock #LE-24)
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Katazome Futonji, Stencil-dyed Bed Cover. Chrysanthemum Pattern. Four-panel indigo-dyed cotton bed cover with pattern of chrysanthemum flowers and leaves. Good condition with some tears, including a 19” vertical tear (see photos.) Top cover only, no wadding or backing. Ca. late-1800’s, early Meiji Era. W.52”(132cm) x L.66”(168cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan. They may have been made by the bride before marriage (in very rur...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #759182 (stock #T-40)
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Four-panel kon (dark-blue) indigo-dyed cotton bed cover, red and white threads woven into warp and weft creating patterns of circles , squares, and checks. Top cover only, no backing or wadding, very good condition. Early 1900’s. L.69”(175cm) x W.55”(140cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan. They may have been made by the bride before marriage (in very rural areas,) or more likely commissioned by the bride’s family. The bed cover...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #759181 (stock #LE-14)
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Outer kimono of kasuri (ikat) woven dark indigo-dyed cotton in pattern known as botan-kasuri (peony ikat.) Inner lining is a printed fabric depicting heroic imagery related to Chushingura, the saga of the 47 Ronin; snowy pine trees, helmets, drums, and the retainers themselves. This would have made an excellent kimono to wear on Tango no Sekku (Boy’s Day, which in Japan has recently become the more politically correct “Kodomo no Hi,” or Children’s Day.) Excellent condition, mid-late 1900...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #759174 (stock #LE-29)
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E-Gasuri (Kasuri) Futonji, Picture Ikat-woven Bed Cover; Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture. Four-panel kon (dark-blue) indigo-dyed cotton bed cover, woven with e-gasuri (picture) ikat technique creating images of Otafuku (goddess of happiness & mirth) and Plovers, squares, and crosses. An excellent example of the picture ikat tradition of Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture on the north end of Kyushu Island. Top cover only, no backing or wadding, good condition. 7” (18cm) tear to one end of cloth. Ca. 19...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #759172 (stock #LE-30)
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LE-30 Kasuri Futonji, Ikat-woven Bed Cover. Three-panel kon (dark-blue) indigo-dyed cotton bed cover, woven with kasuri technique creating patterns of squares (well frames) and crossed points. Top cover only, no backing or wadding, very good condition. Ca. 1900. L.66”(168cm) x W.39”(99cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan. They may have been made by the bride before marriage (in very rural areas,) or more likely commissioned by the br...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #759170 (stock #LE-31)
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Kon, dark blue, Indigo-dyed cotton haori woven in botan kasuri (peony ikat) technique. Cotton liner features pattern of a crane’s head within hexagons, representing tortoise shells; both crane and tortoise symbolizing long life. A haori is a jacket worn over the kimono when going out. In contemporary fashion, it can easily be worn over jeans for casual wear or slacks for a more elegant look. Excellent condition, ca. mid-late1900’s. L.42”(107cm) x W.49”(124.5cm.) Kasuri techniques came t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #759161 (stock #LE-33)
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Four-panel kon (dark-blue) indigo-dyed cotton bed cover, woven with kasuri technique creating patterns of squares (well frames.) Top cover only, no backing or wadding; good condition, minor repair to one corner. Ca. 1900. L.54”(137cm) x W.52”(132cm.) Futonji, bed covers, were a common bridal trousseau item in feudal and early-modern Japan. They may have been made by the bride before marriage (in very rural areas,) or more likely commissioned by the bride’s family. The bed cover was often ...
All Items : New Century : Folk Art : Contemporary item #725260 (stock #KG-26)
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Saitama Inu Hariko: painted paper; H.3" x L.3.5"; contemporary; Saitama Prefecture. The dog in Japanese folk lore symbolizes many things. This one can be a talisman for easy child birth (as dogs experience) and as a protector of children. Dogs in general are symbols of protection and loyalty, and also have the ability to recognize demons (and other animals such as fox and tanuki) in human form. The techinique of “hariko” (papier-mache) is said to have come to Japan from China during the Mu...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #709806 (stock #YC-216)
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Tea cup by Kimura Seiketsu of Mashiko, with three elements of circle, triangle, square. Kimura, born in 1953, has been operating an independent kiln in Mashiko since 1983. The town of Mashiko, in Tochigi Prefecture, is one of the world's largest pottery communities. Starting as a production center for utilitarian pottery in 1858, Mashiko today is a mecca for the ceramic artist-craftsperson largely due to the town's exposure by the late Hamada Shoji and other members of the Mingei (Folk Craft) Mo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #521124 (stock #NJ-2)
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Kasuri Kimono. Kumejima, Okinawa Prefecture; ca. 1960. "Kumejima kasuri dorozome ni gyoku kasuri" (ikat, mud-dyed, 2 pattern per panel, kasuri kimono from Kumejima [an island of Okinawa Prefecture.]) L.60 x W.48” Kumejima tsumugi (Kumejima Silk Pongee) The stylized patterns depicted are described by the following Okinawan words: (squares) taachi busaa, (rectangles) mimichikitou “pig trough”, (lattice/check) kujiri koushi, (zig zag) miji fuu “water clouds”. The color ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #521116 (stock #NJ-1)
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Kasuri Kimono "te-ui ai ji e-gasuri koushigara kimono" (Hand-woven indigo dye picture ikat lattice [checked] pattern kimono.) Yanagi Yoshitaka (7.25.1911 ~ 8.20.2003) Cotton, ikat weave. L.60 x W.48” ca. 1955 Yanagi Yoshitaka was a well-known Japanese weaver and textile educator. He was the nephew of Folk Craft Movement (Mingei Undou) founder Yanagi Soetsu, and was a founding member of Shin-Kougei Bu (New Crafts Club) along with his uncle and the potter Hamada Shoji. His entire lif...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495937 (stock #KO-70)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 9.5". This is an example of the unique Nambu-kei kokeshi from Iwate Prefecture. Of the Tohoku (NorthEast) Region where all "dentou" (traditional) kokeshi originate, Iwate may have the fewest number of craftsmen and localized traditions. Unique among these is the unpainted Nambu-kei kokeshi shown here. I have seen these mistakenly advertised on the internet as "blanks", but this particular style within the Nambu-kei classification of kokeshi is puposefu...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495931 (stock #KO-82)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 9.625". Zao-kei (Zao Onsen [hot spirng]), Yamagata Prefecture. Made by Oumiya Yasumitsu, who was born in Showa 11 (1936) and passed away on July 19, 1995. Probably made in the mid-late 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495927 (stock #KO-81)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, Height 10". Zao-kei (Zao Onsen [hot spring]) in Yamagata Prefecture. Made by Saitou Takeo, born on Nov. 29, 1929. Probably made in the late 1970's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495428 (stock #KO-80)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 12". Yamagata-kei classification of Yamagata Prefecture. Made by Kobayashi Koutaro of Yamagata City, born March 13, 1936. This kokeshi probably dates from the late 1970's. The very thin body of this kokeshi is an unusual and interesting characteristic.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495424 (stock #KO-79)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 12". Tsuchiyu-kei of Tsuchiyu Onsen (Hot Spring) in Fukushima Prefecture. Made by Saito Hiromichi, born August 8, 1930. This kokeshi is probably from ca. 1980.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495418 (stock #KO-78)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 9.625". This is a Yajiro-kei (Yajiro-classification) kokeshi, generally crafted in the vicinity of Shiroishi City in southern Miyagi Prefecture. However, this particular craftsman, Sato Seikou (?), lives in the next prefecture of Fukushima, on the coast in Iwaki City. He was born on February 22, Showa 22 (1947). This kokeshi probably dates from ca. 1980.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1980 item #495416 (stock #KO-77)
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Kokeshi, folk toy of NE Japan. Wood, height 9.75". Yajiro-kei, Miyagi Prefecture. Made by Niiyama Hisaki, born Feb. 7, 1942. This kokeshi probably dates the early 1980's.