Dark Orange-Red Chrysanthemum and Tree Peony Karakusa Arabesque Silk, Japanese Vintage Kimono Fabric RPT

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
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Such a pretty fabric, with prettier colors than the photos show. t's a somewhat deep red, with a bit of brown to it, and unfortunately it did not photograph accurately: the second photo is most accurate although the tree peony is darker, and closer to the right color in the third photo. This has a variety of woven textures to it, from satin to intricate textures and outlines. This would add lovely color to a fall ensemble, with its warm brownish overtones and the dark flowers. The dark brown-black flowers add real drama to it, which the creamy outlines point up. I'm listing this fabric by the repeat: within each 44+ inch repeat are two full sets of the floral motifs, one dark and one light. The first photo shows two of the tree peonies, so you get an idea of most of a full repeat. It's mostly a smooth hitokoshi crepe, so it has both drape and wrinkle-resistance. This is in very good vintage condition, with no observed problems.

The fabric is from an uncut vintage bolt, 14.6 inches wide, and this listing is for one 44+ inch repeat. I believe this was intended to become a haori, so it's not as long as a full kimono bolt, and with the long repeats, I don't have as many to sell. It has not yet been cut so multiple repeat orders will be cut in a continuous piece.

10% REFUND when you pay with PayPal, plus I am able to refund excess shipping—but only when you pay with PayPal. This will be calculated and refunded when I pack your order for shipping. Even if you don't have a PayPal account they offer you the option of using a credit card without opening an account, and it makes it MUCH easier for me to refund any excess shipping charge. Thank you for understanding!

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I've had to raise my shipping, as Etsy shipping (if you don't pay with PayPal) is considerably more expensive than shipping through PayPal. I strongly suggest that you pay for your purchases from my shop with PayPal. If you pay with PayPal, you WILL get a refund, usually a nice one!!!

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 and their textiles 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.

Pet-friendly, smoke-free home.

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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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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.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
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!