Thursday, October 30, 2014

potd - Mt Fuji and Dragon

Wool muslin ('mosu') man's haori jacket lining with Mt Fuji and a dragon...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

potd - Old Books

We always have old books... Buddhist texts, accounting records, school text books etc. Some people like them just as objects others have used them in some amazing art works. We sell packs of old paper from the books that have fallen apart as well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

potd - Old Wool

100% wool kimono fabric from the 60's or 70's.  We always have old wool and wool blend kimono fabrics on the roll though my stock of vibrant treats like this is dwindling. It would have made an amazing kimono!

Monday, October 27, 2014

potd - Obijime

Obijime cords are the final decorative layer on an obi. We always have a selection of as-new and used in the shop.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

potd - Momohiki

Early 20th century indigo dyed cotton momohiki  men's work pants.

Friday, October 24, 2014

potd - Swirly Silk

Among the printed kimono silks there are also a number that have been hand-dyed. This dynamic swirly design is probably from the 70's.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

potd - Natural Threads

I have these threads in the shop and online. I love stitching with the100% linen one.  Linen isn't a traditional Japanese fibre like hemp and ramie  but it works with  old indigo and gives a  subtle, aged look -  in boro-inspired pieces, for example.