T2 OLD BACKPACK - mid 20th century old indigo cotton backpack with string drawstring closure. Length approx 45cm $70 (incl postage)
M3 SLOW STITCH PLAY PACK Just over two metres of c.1970s kimono fabric (35cm wide, silk and mixed), and a selection of silk kimono threads, fine cotton sashiko thread and mixed Japanese and Australian buttons. Fun for slow stitch, crazy patchwork, visible mending etc $70 (incl postage)
T3 BORO PANEL Authentic c early 20th century boro patched and mended futon cover remnant . Approx 140cm x 65cm $190 (incl postage)
M6 RETRO WOOL BUNDLE 6 x 1 metre pieces of 1960s/70s wool kimono fabric - 3 printed, 3 woven. Printed ones are quite light weight. $72 (incl postage)
T5 MAN'S KASURI HAORI This is a very unusual piece! It's a formal style man's haori made with indigo kasuri (ikat) cotton which was not usually used for formal garments. Probably mid - 20th century. The price of this is determined by the old spotted kasuri fabric which is very valued for patchwork in Japan - but I definitely don't want to unpick this lovely garment! $250 (incl postage)
T6 BATHHOUSE NOREN CURTAIN Funky mid-late 20th century men's public bath doorway curtain. Cotton approx 132cm wide x 120cm long. The red character is hiragana for 'yu' (hot water/bath) - the characters in the bottom right say 'men's hot water/bath' and the characters in the bottom right say 'milk soap' (sponsor brand name) $60 (incl postage)
M7 DYER'S SCARF BUNDLE 5 x 1.5m x 35cm lengths of kimono silk suitable for dyeing as scarves - or something else. The ends are unfinished. I have plenty more of these white kimono fabrics for dyeing - let me know if you need different lengths. $90 (incl postage) 20% off regular per metre price.
T7 INDIGO FISHING BOAT BANNER Approx 130cm x 130cm with a few marks and a patch in one corner. This is a Tairyo-bata fishing boat banner with the boat name 'Sumiyoshimaru' and a kamon family crest. These are usually very colourful but this one is a lovely, simple hand-dyed pale indigo. $95 (incl postage)
M8 BORO BITS 265g of antique cotton plain indigo remnants from old futon covers, work clothing etc. some holes, fading and patches - perfect for boro, sashiko, slow stitching, visible mending etc $79 (incl postage)
T8 SASHIKO STITCHED ZOKIN 3 traditional zokin or fukin cleaning cloths hand stitched on re-used cotton which look like theyve been old tenugui hand towels. $64 incl postage. '
More to come.....