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"Rainbow Wave Panels" Kimono Yardage

"Rainbow Wave Panels" Kimono Yardage

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Regular price $49.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a double-wide panel of yardage taken from a vintage formal kimono.

The rainbow palette is so beautifully colorful, with rich jewel tones layered with soft pastels, and with gold leaf added as a finishing layer of design.

The pattern is of cranes skimming over a river of swirling waters, bordered by rolling ribbons that could be hillsides or more waves....?  The cranes are traditional but the rest of the motif is abstract.

We suspect that some of the design was done with a wax or rice paste resist, which resulted in a mottled - almost bleach-spotted - effect.  The gold accents have tarnished in some places, such that some shaded areas might seem more blemished than they are.

This panel is unfinished at all edges - it was salvaged from the back of a formal kimono but because the design extends across the seamline, we decided to keep all three panels together, hoping it would inspire a textile artist to use it in a project.

Length: 38"
Width: 40"
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Very Good
Material: Silk


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