Lively Batik of Birds, Flowers, Leaves in Medallions Silk Kimono Fabric Vintage Japanese BTY or

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$5.00
+ $3.15 shipping
$5.00
+ $3.15 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
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Vintage

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This is a lovely fabric, with color that is somehow more rich but less contrast-y than the photos show. I'm not usually a big fan of orange, but this is more appealing than I expected. I can't guarantee that this is a true batik, but it looks like batik to me. Altogether, a very charming, cheerful fabric!

This listing is for one yard of typical kimono fabric width of just less than 14 inches. Multi-yard purchases will be cut in a single length whenever possible.

More information:
Batik is a "resist" process for making designs on fabric. The artist uses wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving "blank" areas in the dyed fabric: white if the fabric hasn't been previously dyed, or covering any color already there before the wax is applied. The process, wax resist then dye, can be repeated over and over to create complex multicolored designs or increasingly intense shades of a single color, such as indigo. Batik is especially unique due to the way certain wax blends will "crackle" during handling, allowing lines of color to come through on resisted areas. The wax is then removed so that the underlying color(s) are revealed. Some batiks are then over-printed, which is probably the case on this fabric.

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

International customers, please convo me for shipping prices.

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this fabric is very nice - colorful - good quality
Jul 23, 2016 by LINDA BARRETT

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I use recycled--and recyclable--materials where possible, especially in shipping, and otherwise tend to use the best possible materials. I include a packing slip, for the extra assurance in the rare case a package is damaged in shipping. I generally pack an item or items in a plastic bag which, unfortunately, my suppliers do use. These are only plastic bags which have contained textile items, not bags from other sources.

Similarly I nearly always use manila envelopes or Priority envelopes/boxes, both of which can be recycled. I do have poly envelopes, but I rarely use them. If you prefer that I package your items in plastic, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your preferences.

In general, I ship by the least expensive option although I ship Priority once a domestic order reaches approximately $6.00 in shipping charges, so that your order is covered by insurance. Because each of my items weighs a different amount, I have not priced the various shipping alternatives. If you prefer a faster method, or want to add insurance, convo me and I will work out a price quote for you.


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I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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Cut fabrics are not returnable, unless an item is grossly misrepresented. Likewise, vintage items are sold "As is." But should you have a problem with an item, I would rather work with you to resolve it than to have you feel that negative feedback is your only recourse, so please contact me. I do want to make customers happy!