A busy day - here's one of my favourite silks...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Chrysanthemums (kiku) were introduced into Japan from China over a thousand years ago. They're the most common motif that I see on katazome (stencil resist dyeing) indigo futon cover fabric. They symbolise nobility, purity and longevity - and they're beautiful. Here are a few I've got in the shop at the moment. They date from late 19th - mid 20th century.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Oops I've been falling behind with my photos of the day and not much time today either... here are some green kimono silks from mid-late 20th century. It's not a common kimono colour so Takashi is always on the look out for more rolls. These photos show something of the range of designs we get in our silk