Karakusa Arabesque Flowers, Faux Patchwork Wool Blend Vintage Kimono Fabric Traditional Japanese BTY

$5.50
+ $3.15 shipping
$5.50
+ $3.15 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States

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Vintage

Item details

This fabric is a mostly wool blend (4% nylon) with an attractive pattern and a nice hand. The colors look accurate on my monitor. It's a lightweight wool blend, smoother than most western woolens although not as smooth as some of my other kimono woolens. It has nice body, as can be seen in one of the detail photos, and is in very good vintage condition.

The fabric is 96% wool and 4% nylon. It's from a vintage bolt, 14.6 inches wide, and this listing is for one yard. It has not yet been cut so multiple yard orders will be cut in a continuous piece where possible, although this bolt is in two pieces.

PLEASE NOTE: for bookkeeping reasons, I prefer Paypal although Etsy now requires that I accept other forms of payment through their system. If you pay with Paypal, I will REFUND 10% of your entire purchase price, plus any overage on your shipping charge. This will be calculated and refunded when I pack your order for shipping. Thank you for understanding!

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: I seem to be finding that Etsy shipping is more expensive than shipping through PayPal. I strongly suggest that you pay for your purchases from my shop with PayPal. 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, not to mention that it seems to save my international customers money!

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


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!