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"Deep Green Vines" Vintage Kimono
vintage Japanese formal kimono


 
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Layered Jacquard
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Silk
Length: 55"
Width: 50"
Body: 52"
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0922WK11


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This listing is for a vintage Japanese kimono. Green is not as common a color as you might think, which makes this soft silk beauty even more attractive.

There are layers of design in this beauty. The silk itself features a floral and "faux shibori" jacquard weave that shimmers in the right light. The design of straight stems and curling vines was created with a wax or paste resist, as suggested but the subtle crackling and softer shading on the resisted white. And then the vine pattern was covered completely with a resist as the rest of the silk was dyed that deep green.

See video below for how layers of wax and dye create designs like this.
Japanese dyeing demonstration with Bill Morton

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