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"Green Plaid" Vintage Kimono Yardage
"Green Plaid" Vintage Kimono Yardage

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Ikat Silk
Our Price: $12.00

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0323FAB12

This listing is for one yard of reclaimed vintage Japanese fabric salvaged from a kimono or haori.

This is a silk ikat textile. Ikat is the process where the silk threads are dyed before weaving so that the design emerges on the loom. It is sometimes called meisen or kasuri (when done with cotton) or "fuzzy weaving", which refers to the borders of the elements where the individual threads extend slightly beyond the edges.

The pattern is a plaid - more common in Japanese kimono than some expect - with a pine green background and yellow and red accents. The silk is smooth and crisp. The little "X" and cross elements have the fuzzy edging of ikat.

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 in less-than-sellable condition, 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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