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Shibori Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Pre 1990   item# 1176077 (stock# B-11)

Shibori Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing
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$150.00 

"Shibori: The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing. Tradition, Techniques, Innovation." By Yoshiko Wada, Mary Kellogg Rice, Jane Barton. 1983 First Edition, Kodansha. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 303 pages, 104 color and 298 B/W plates and illustrations. "A photographic Gallery of Shibori Examples, based on Japan's largest collection of traditional shibori fabrics. Included also are a detailed guide to basic natural dyes used i ...click for details


Tsujigahana The Flower of Japanese Textile Art

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Fine Art: Pre 1990   item# 1176074 (stock# B-10)

Tsujigahana The Flower of Japanese Textile Art
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$185.00 

"Tsujigahana: The Flower of Japanese Textile Art" by Toshiko Ito. 1985 First Edition. Clothbound Hardcover with original dust jacket. Condition-New. 202 pages, numerous color plates. "In this book, not only is the beauty of tsujigahana spectacularly reproduced for those making their first acquaintance with the subject, but a Japanese scholar at the leading edge of research casts a penetrating light on te background, technique, and chronology of the art."


Kosode 16th - 19th C Textiles from Nomura Collection

Catalogue: Traditional Collectibles: Books: References: Fine Art: Pre 1990   item# 1176073 (stock# B-9)

Kosode 16th - 19th C Textiles from Nomura Collection
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$125.00 

"Kosode: 16th-19th Century Textiles from the Nomura Collection" by Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, with essays by Monica Bethe and Margot Paul, edited by Naomi Noble Richard and Margot Paul. 1984 First Edition, Japan Society and Kodansha. Clothbound Harcover with original dust jacket. Condition - new. 234 pages. "Rare and early kosode of the 16th and 17th centuries, known to have adorned some of the most resplendent personages of that age, lend particular distinction to this collecti ...click for details


Japanese Tsumugi Indigo Purse,Kyoto,Nakamura Chingiriya

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 1063154 (stock# FI-12)

Japanese Tsumugi Indigo Purse,Kyoto,Nakamura Chingiriya
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This tsumugi (raw, knobby silk, similar to tweed) purse was purchased at the well-known Kyoto antique textile shop Nakamura Chingiriya in 1972. It is unused and still has original box. H.6"(15cm) x W.6.25"(16cm.) Snap closes on one side, with eyelet for a hand, shoulder, or waist strap on the other. Indigo dyed folk materials and an elegant purse design make it suitable for kimono or jeans.


Tsutsugaki Futon-ji Panels, Indigo, Tea Ceremony Items

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1910   item# 1063148 (stock# FI-11 A/B)

Tsutsugaki Futon-ji Panels, Indigo, Tea Ceremony Items
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$125.00/EACH OR $200.00/PAIR 

Two tsutsugaki (hand drawn rice paste resist indigo dyed) panels of (most likely) a 4-panel futon-ji (Bed Cover,) with design of various tea cermony implements, chadogu, used during the "ro" (hearth) season. These include tea whisk (chasen,) charcoal pieces, trivet for holding the water kettle, and feather for sweeping ash from the tatami. The center has the two sides of an unknown family crest of floral design. Japan, ca. mid-late 19th C. The textiles have a paper backing indicating t ...click for details


Furoshiki, Wrapping Cloth, Indigo dyed, Sashiko quilted

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 762072 (stock# LE-36)

Furoshiki, Wrapping Cloth, Indigo dyed, Sashiko quilted
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$145.00 

Furoshiki (Wrapping Cloth), Indigo-dyed with reinforced sashiko-embroidered corners. Additional center reinforcement panel. A few areas of repair mending and some small holes (please see detail images.)Early 20th Century. 79"(201cm) x 74"(188cm.) The contemporary image of furoshiki brings to mind a pleasantly printed small cloth the size of large handkerchief, used for wrapping one's bento (lunch box) or a small gift when visiting a friend. It is rare these days to see this type of ...click for details


Katazome Maekake, Stencil-Dyed Shop Apron, "Daimaru"

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Pre 1990   item# 759194 (stock# LE-9)

Katazome Maekake, Stencil-Dyed Shop Apron, "Daimaru"
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$45.00 

Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop Apron. Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address: “Dai Maru,” Akita City (Akita Prefecture;) braided cotton waist tie. Top line: “Akita-shi Chuuo Oroshi Uri Ichiba” (Akita City Central Wholesale Market,) logo: “Dai Maru” (Big Circle,) 3rd line: “Akita Dai Maru Seika Kabushiki Gaisha” (Akita Dai Maru Produce Inc.,) last line: “Denwa (telephone) 0188 Daihyou (main number) 69-5591.” Very good condition. Late1900’s. L.28”(71cm) x W.18”(46cm.)


Katazome Maekake, Indigo Shop Apron for Sake Store

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Pre 1990   item# 759191 (stock# LE-7)

Katazome Maekake, Indigo Shop Apron for Sake Store
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$65.00 

Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop Apron, for a Sake purveyor, central logo reads “Cha” (Tea, the common name of drinking establishments in old Japan was “Cha-ya,” or “Tea House.” Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address, braided cotton waist tie. All lines read right to left, and top to bottom, in the old pre-WWII style. Unsure on actual readings, but meanings are clear. Top line : “Okagura” (Sacred Offering Dance Before the Gods,) right side: “Mei Shu” (Famous brand,) left side: “Mei S ...click for details


Katazome Maekake; Shop Apron for Konnyaku Store

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Pre 1990   item# 759190 (stock# T-41)

Katazome Maekake; Shop Apron for Konnyaku Store
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$45.00 

Katazome (stencil-dyed) Maekake (apron), Shop Apron for Konnyaku Store. Indigo-dyed heavy cotton shop apron. Stencil-dyed on both sides with shop name and address: “Yamachuu,” Nihonmatsu City (Fukushima Prefecture;) braided cotton waist tie. Top line: “Naigai Nousan Shushi” (Grown from Domestic Seeds?,) 2nd line: “Konnyaku Seizou” (Konnyaku Factory,) center logo” “Yamachuu,” 1st address line: “Nihonmatsu-shi Rotari-mae” (Nihonmatsu City, in front of the Rotary,) 2nd address line: “Wakamatsu-y ...click for details


Kasuri Boy's Kimono, 47 Ronin Pattern Lining, Japan

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1980   item# 759181 (stock# LE-14)

Kasuri Boy's Kimono, 47 Ronin Pattern Lining, Japan
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$185.00 

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’s. W.47 ...click for details


Kasuri Haori; Indigo-dyed Ikat Woven Kimono Over Jacket

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 759170 (stock# LE-31)

Kasuri Haori; Indigo-dyed Ikat Woven Kimono Over Jacket
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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 to Japan ...click for details


Okinawa Kumejima Kasuri Kimono

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 521124 (stock# NJ-2)

Okinawa Kumejima Kasuri Kimono
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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 ...click for details


Kasuri Kimono, Yanagi Yoshitaka

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 521116 (stock# NJ-1)

Kasuri Kimono, Yanagi Yoshitaka
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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 en ...click for details


Furoshiki, Wrapping Cloth, Aizome, Meiji Era

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 403395 (stock# T-30)

Furoshiki, Wrapping Cloth, Aizome, Meiji Era
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$195.00 

Indigo dyed cotton wrapping cloth, furoshiki, from late Meiji Era. The family crest stencil dyed (katazome) into the corner is "anzu-botan" (apricot-peony). L.133cm (52.25") x W.130cm (51").


Sakiori, Rag Weave, Tohoku (NE Japan)

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 403348 (stock# T-21)

Sakiori, Rag Weave, Tohoku (NE Japan)
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$125.00 

Sakiori, or "rag weave", was a necessity of many common people in old Japan, especially those of the NE Japan (Tohoku region) which was known for its harsh climate and living conditions. This item is a late Meiji piece from the region showing wonderful color combination, and sporting a few repair patches from its long life. L.144cm(56.5") x W.34cm(13.5").

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