Asian Antiques by Silk Road
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #852464 (stock #07-94)
Silk Road Gallery
$100.00
A heavy cotton work jacket from mid-20th century Japan identifies the wearer as employee number four in Mr. Ebihara's shop in Aoyama. Worn by workers in even the smallest establishments, jackets such as this one were handmade and paste resist dyed. Still today one of the charms of entering a small shop in Japan is encountering workers in matching jackets who sing out welcome greetings, although today their coats probably will not be handmade...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #790468 (stock #54-14)
Silk Road Gallery
$360.00
A Japanese silk summer-weight hitoe obi has impressionistic designs of graceful dancers and tori gates in cooling shades of silver on a purple background. This woven silk kimono belt is unlined and constructed of one layer of fabric, unlike the more formal maru and fukuro obi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #772494 (stock #32-60)
Silk Road Gallery
SOLD
A gift cloth with a pert pair of Mandarin ducks from mid 20th century Japan demonstrates the great care given to small things by the Japanese. The simple scene, created with a resist dye technique called katazome, required several hand applications of rice paste and repeated immersions in dye vats. After the outline of the ducks was drawn and filled with resist paste, dyeing built the scene up by steps from the basic shape, adding black detail, then blue detail...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #636196 (stock #92-31)
Silk Road Gallery
$600.00
This Japanese silk shibori jacket (haori) is an exceptional example of the artistry of textile craftsmen in early 20th century Japan. The shibori technique practiced in Japan required that the many thousands of circles that form the fabric's intricate patterns be created by tying off each tiny section of about one-half centimeter with silk thread. The dot patterns on this haori form a dazzling variety of waves, clouds, flowers, leaves, stars, traditional Japanese symbols and geometric designs...