"Black and Gray" Set of Vintage Kimono Sleeves
This set of three vintage Japanese kimono sleeves were salvaged from kimono or haori that were too damaged to sell for wearing or display.
Sleeve #1 is a textured gray weave. The lining is white bands. Silk.
Sleeve #2 is a tiny taiko drum or possibly an old-style weight shape in gray on black. Lightweight, crepey silk. The lining is a colorful print. Silk.
Sleeve #3 is a textured weave of long-stemmed florals with a touch of red. The lining is a funky abstract. Synthetic (?) outer fabric, silk lining.
Where do they come from? We deconstruct damaged, plain or just-too-funky-to-wear garments and use most of that fabric for our Japanique Boutique line of gift and accessories, but we save the sleeves for you!
Each sleeve length varies from 14"-24" but open the seam to double that length. See photos for size of each sleeve. Most are lined (bonus fabric!).
Want inspiration for projects to make with our vintage Japanese kimono fabric? Watch the short video below by a Hong Kong designer who creates beautiful accessories from obi fabrics. Her story is indeed inspiring. Or check out the books we recommend from our library, browse through our Pinterest boards: Fashions from Kimono, Kimono Craft, Kimono Quilts, or click here to see all of our Kyoto and kimono-related Pinterest boards.