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"Conservative" - Lilli Makinson Scarf
"Conservative" - Lilli Makinson Scarf


 
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Men's Kimono Silks
Our Price: $69.00

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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.)

This scarf uses silk from three men's kimono. The green silk fabric is from the lining of a man's haori, with lovely different shades of green and bold kanji of auspicious signs, happiness, good luck. It is very old but looks almost contemporary with its modern look. The back side is brown striped silk and is from a man's kimono. It is a very "quiet" scarf but because I made it longer and wider it could make a chic scarf for men or women. I have finished the scarf using four beige silk chinese buttons as an accent.

I use very old vintage and antique kimonos which have gone through World Wars. These kimonos have gone through wear and tear and a long time in storage. Each piece is unique and cannot be replaced, a piece of history which you find in 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: 78in
  • Width: 9in

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