Thursday, February 4, 2016

potd - Kimono Silk

I've just put these kimono silks out - late 20th century but as-new on the roll. I love the first one with the roof design! 








 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

potd - Kashigata

Kashigata moulds for traditional wagashi sweets...












Wednesday, January 13, 2016

potd - Old Piece of Silk

This is an old length of partly embroidered silk from one of my rummage baskets. It looks like kimono fabric but definitely hasn't been used for a kimono. It might have been used on an obi  - or I don't know what.  It's wonderfully vibrant and worn and shabby at the same time. (Click on the photos to enlarge)






Tuesday, January 12, 2016

potd - Zuan kimono Designs

I have a large selection of  old zuan handpainted pre-war  kimono designs which I've started to put out in the shop. These come in various sizes and are often on double sheets of paper. These ones that I put out yesterday are single sheets approximately 25cm x 40cm . Most of them are $65.










Thursday, January 7, 2016

potd - Oddments

Some cheery pieces from the oddments basket - which is literally overflowing at the moment.







Monday, January 4, 2016

potd - Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  I'm open again from today. I had lovely break but of course did some work as well  (it's what happens when you live in your shop!) Here a few new things I've put out. I really want to clear the metallic ribbons so they're only $1 each if you can think of a good use for them.  They've originally been woven into obi designs but they're  not very strong.







Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Season's Greetings

I'll be taking a short break from tomorrow and will re-open on  Tuesday 5th January.  I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday season.  Thank you to all my customers and friends for your support in 2015.  I'll be back in the new year and will try to be  a bit more diligent with my posting!