This gorgeous piece of kimono fabric has been carefully unpicked from a vintage girl's kimono. The striking design is the type used in celebratory kimonos for a variety of Japanese festivals. The fan patterns are filled with lots of different traditional motifs.
The fabric is a silk crepe.
Width - 34 cm (13 inches*) Length - 110 cm (43 inches*) Fabric - Silk crepe Fabric Weight - Medium Condition - Aged, it has an overall faint patina from age and a few darker marks especially along where seams used to be.
All my kimono fabrics are handpicked by myself at Japanese antique markets. I choose kimonos that due to some imperfection of age can no longer be worn and is now ready to be lovingly remade and given a second life. As the fabric has come from an old kimono there will be small pinholes near the edges and small marks from wear. I try to detail any flaws on the fabric as much as I can above.
This fabric would be great in any textile art or craft including patchwork, quilting, bag or doll making. Be inspired by this gorgeous, authentic Japanese fabric.