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"Watercolor Indigo" Vintage Kimono

"Watercolor Indigo" Vintage Kimono

Ikat Look

Regular price $129.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage Japanese kimono dyed with indigo.

This is a summer kimono (unlined and light weight silk) with an ethereal, almost water-color effect to the patterning.  At first we thought it was woven with the ikat technique, where the silk threads are dyed before weaving so that the pattern emerges on the loom. But looking more closely we think it was brush-dyed to create this ikat look.  The "fuzzy edges" look is much valued in Japan because it is a fascinating and time-consuming process that takes great skill from many artisans.

The blue tones range from very light to a medium blue. And the silk has a sheen and very slight nubbiness.

If you're going to wear this kimono and need a simple sash, click that option above. 

If you're going to display this kimono and need a sturdy but simple hanging rod, click that option below. (The rod must be shipped separately.)

Length: 57"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 43"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Ikat
Colors: Indigo, Blue
Motifs: Geometric


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