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"Fancy Red" - Lilli Makinson Scarf
"Fancy Red" - Lilli Makinson Scarf


 
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(We are listing this lovely scarf on behalf of designer Lilli Makinson. Purchase it here and it will be shipped from Switzerland. CLICK HERE to read more about Lilli.)

A lovely child's kimono which is quite old vintage looking. The pattern is an origami type colorful design of cranes and traditional Japanese flowers in bold colors. It is a very soft silky type of kimono so I matched a coarser type of summer kimono chirimen to give it a little body. There is a shibori type print in red to match at the ends of this scarf. Also a black panel to bring the scarf together and to give it depth otherwise it might be too child like in the purpose. There is a panel of an embroidery of kiku ( chrysanthemums ) in red, gold and pink and also two panels of antique red silk with woven designs to compliment the piece. The scarf is finished with four beige silk Chinese buttons as accents.

I use very old vintage and antique kimonos which have gone through World Wars. These kimonos have gone through wear and tear and long times in storage. Each piece is unique and cannot be replaced, a piece of history which you find on each Kimono and the colors used are mostly vegetable dyes not like in the modern kimonos. Silk is different too from each area in Japan and not like the mass produced pieces you find today. Please therefore allow for some faint staining and areas which I have fixed without harm to the design. After all you are wearing a piece of history and I find that intriguing.

  • Length: 73in
  • Width: 6.5in

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