Pretty Peachy Melon Rinzu (Satin) with Lime Dyed and Woven Flowers, Gradation Dyed Silk Kimono Fabric

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This wonderful rinzu kimono fabric is so richly and delicately colored, and wonderfully woven. And like many Japanese textiles, this one has been created using multiple techniques: first, its weaving results in multiple textures--ranging from satin to subtly ridged, a mottled one, a visually bumpy one used for the pistil and stamen, and raised lines for leaf veins and flower outlines. So the woven textures also are used to create the flowers and leaves that are later colored green and white, but also those that remain strictly textural. Next is the overall dying in a light yellow, then the delicate staining that shades into peachy and melon shades. The reverse has been painted in a bright pastel green for one flower, and a bright white for another, both of which colors are altered by the yellow of the fabric dyes, when viewed from the front. Finally, the colored flowers and a few of their details are outlined in a fine white line--on the front.

This listing is for either of two length options, both of which are full width (14.25 inches):
1. 90 inches, with the usual 3.6 inch cut at the mid-point, to ease the neckline (2 each).
2. 40 inches by 14.25 inches wide, a former sleeve.

The fabric is from a disassembled kimono; it has threads from unpicking the kimono and fold lines which may or may not iron out.

Please check my shop for more lovely vintage kimono, obi, haori and sari fabrics, and for vintage haori.

I am no expert on kimono or fabrics, just fiber artist with a deep love of beautiful textiles. But I have been collecting and working with kimono for a number of years, so feel free to ask any questions you might have and I will tell you what I can.

I have fibromyalgia, I don't have the energy to iron, and this is vintage kimono fabric which has been stored for years. I have not noticed any stains or spots, but it may have age- or storage-related imperfections. When I find these, I state them. As is normal with vintage items, this item is sold as is.

Shipping is by first class mail and is uninsured. Should you wish it insured or sent by Priority, convo me. If sent uninsured I can not be held responsible should something go wrong in the shipping. I don't accept returns unless the item has been grossly misrepresented, but please let me know if you are unhappy with it when you receive it. If there is a problem, please contact me before leaving negative feedback. I prefer to have happy, satisfied customers! Thanks.

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For interested buyers outside of the US, convo me your location for shipping costs.

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