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"Ume Float" Vintage Japanese Kimono Yardage
"Ume Float" Vintage Japanese Kimono Yardage

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Lightweight Silk
Our Price: $9.00

Quantity in Stock:2
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0321FAB20

This listing is for one yard of vintage fabric salvaged from a vintage Japanese kimono jacket (haori). This lightweight silk features dozens of plum (ume) blossoms floating against a black background. Some of the flowers have a soft coral, gray, or taupe accent on the petals, and each of the flower centers were drawn by hand.

An interesting twist is the backside - see last photo - where some sort of element has been drawn in gold. A floral outline? Fireworks? We can't be sure, but they are repeated all along the panel. Kimono silks were often over-dyed and/or completely re-designed when fashions or tastes changed, so perhaps that is part of the story of this fabric.

The standard width of all kimono fabric is between 13" and 14" and each length offered here is at least 36" - some are more generous cuts. Multiple pieces may be available and, if you're ordering two yards, continuous yardage will be sent IF it is available.

When we find vintage (circa 1950s but could be older or newer by two decades) Japanese kimono or haori (kimono jackets) in less-than-sellable condition due to fading, blemishes, or holes, we salvage what we can and offer it to artisans, quilters, crafters, and designers for project work. So the fabric has been previously sewn and though we carefully deconstruct the kimono, previous seam lines, as well as minor blemishes, may need to be worked around or trimmed away. The inspiring designs, hand work, and the ageless beauty of vintage Japanese textiles make all the extra work so worthwhile.

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