This is a such a lovely and unusual fabric! It's a gorgeous color, and I believe the lame is hand-embroidered, which you can see for yourself by looking at the final photo. The lame has subtle flecks of a wine red and blue, giving it a great play of light and hints of color, moderating the shimmer of the lame into almost subtlety (can lame ever be truly subtle? If so, this is). It is a finely, plain-woven silk with a very supple hand, in very good vintage condition (one tiny pin-hole on a selvedge).
This listing is for one 22 inch REPEAT, of typical kimono fabric width, 14.1 inches. The fabric has not yet been cut, so multiple yard purchases will be cut, where possible, as a single piece. I have more of this.
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.
Pet-friendly, smoke-free home.
For interested buyers outside of the US, convo me your location for shipping costs.
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Shipping & policies
My shipping rates are set high enough to cover any combination of items and make sure I'm not losing money on shipping (yes, this has happened), as my prices for kimono textiles are as reasonable as possible. Different fabrics, whether yardage or garments, weigh quite different amounts, hence the initially high shipping charge. That does temporarily mean that customers purchasing several items often overpay on shipping--but it's temporary as my policy is to refund overcharges on shipping, which I do when packing orders in order to have accurate weights when I purchase postage.
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 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 plastic bags which have contained textile items, not bags from other sources, so you need not fear that other substances will stain your items.
Similarly I nearly always use manila envelopes or Priority envelopes/boxes, both of which can be recycled. 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 $7.00 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.