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"Dorozome Design" Vintage Kimono Yardage

"Dorozome Design" Vintage Kimono Yardage

Mud Dye

Regular price $11.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for one yard of reclaimed vintage Japanese fabric salvaged from a kimono or haori. 

This remnant is silk, dyed and woven with a special iron-rich mud that is said to strengthen the silk threads so that the kimono might last forever.  This process is called dorozome - see the video below for how this is done.

The design - a very complicated weave - inlcudes florals, geometrics and small traditional motifs inside each rectangle. The silk is lightweight - great scarf weight.

When we find vintage (circa 1950s but could be older or newer by two decades) Japanese kimono or haori in less-than-sellable condition, we salvage what we can and offer it to artisans, quilters, crafters, and designers for project work. So the fabric has been previously sewn and though we carefully deconstruct the kimono, previous seam lines, as well as minor blemishes, may need to be worked around or trimmed away.

The inspiring designs, hand work, and the ageless beauty of vintage Japanese textiles make all the extra work so worthwhile.

Length: 36"
Width: 13"
Made In (Estimated): 1980s
Condition: Excellent
Material: silk


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