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"English River Panel - Narrow" Kimono Yardage

"English River Panel - Narrow" Kimono Yardage

Nishijin Weaving

Regular price $36.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a single, narrow panel of yardage taken from a vintage formal kimono.

This fabric is a wonder.  A heavily woven brocade, it comes from a deconstructed vintage kimono that might have been created for some sort of performance. The weave is quite heavy for a kimono - more of a formal maru obi weight - and it could not have been easily belted.

The design is also unusual - a river scene that seems quite European, if not English.  A small boy clad in western garb paddles a small row boat towards a low, stone bridge. Next to the bridge is a set of stone houses.  Below the blue river is a larger boat with rigging afloat in a shimmering sea. 

There are three full scenes repeated over the length of the panel plus some partial scenes at each end.

Though we can't be sure, we suspect this is a nishijn-woven piece.  See video below for more on this.

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Length: 65"
Width: 10.5"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent
Material: Silk

SKU:0124fabFC9

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