Wednesday, February 25, 2015

potd - Silk

A busy day -  here's one of my favourite silks...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

potd - Obi

We have a lot of obis at the moment....

Monday, February 23, 2015

potd - Creative Kokeshi

Some 'creative' kokeshi dolls in the shop at the moment...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

potd - Rummage Basket

Restocking the fabric rummage basket - where all the cheap fabric odds and ends and old linings go...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

potd - Chrysanthemum Katazome

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

potd - Kimono Silks

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

potd - Printing Blocks

A few more small  wooden printing blocks....