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"Jewel Tones" Vintage Kimono Yardage

"Jewel Tones" Vintage Kimono Yardage

Gorgeous Floral

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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for one yard of vintage Japanese kimono fabric.

The fabric is an absolutely gorgeous silk in soft jewel tone shades against an amethyst background. Wisteria, mums, cherry blossoms, and more appear in a patterning where it is difficult to find the repeat - where the stenciled pattern stops and starts again.

The design seems to have been created with stencils, where a resist paste was applied to create the pattern and each element was dyed with a small brush.  When the paste was removed, thin white outlines of each element appears - the telltale sign of this techniqyue, called yuzen. See video below for how this is done. 

This fabric comes from a bolt, so continuous yardage may be available for orders of more than one yard.

The standard width of all kimono fabric is between 13" and 14" and each length offered here is at least 36" - some are more generous cuts. Multiple pieces may be available.

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.

See the video below for more ideas on how to incorporate vintage Japanese kimono fabrics into craft projects and wearables.

Length: see description
Made In (Estimated): 1980
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Yuzen
Colors: Purple, Jewel Tones
Motifs: Floral


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