This item sold on June 8, 2012.
The fabrics I was most interested in acquiring were silks and silk blends in a variety of weaves - particularly ikats and meisens. I also purchased wools, rayons, and the occasional synthetic when the weaves, patterns, and/or colors were appealing. Over that five year period I accumulated a huge (as in hundreds of pounds) of vintage kimono, and sold to customers via advertising, my website, and eBay, for the following 8 years.
About 10 years ago we closed the business and put all the fabric into climate control storage while I pursued my blossoming mixed media career. It has sat there in storage for all these years now, protected, but out of circulation. As retirement quickly approaches for my husband and our lifestyle is turns to one of more freedom, our focus has turned to downsizing. It is in that spirit we've decided to once again bring out our wide and varied inventory of vintage kimono fabric, this time selling it in bulk lots and offering it at amazingly low prices.
Most of the fabrics you'll find in each bundle are silk or silk blends with the occasional rayon or wool, and super rare occasional synthetic. The age of the fabrics all vary, most of the kimono are from the 1950's and 60's, some are older, some more recent.
I've put together assortments of fabrics by color-way, colors in the families or ones that work well and compliment each other. Some of the fabrics have areas of damage that can include stains, holes, or tears - the idea is that you'll work around or cut out those areas and use the rest in a piecework fashion. I have washed the fabrics but they are un-ironed. The fabrics you see in the photograph are the ones you'll get in this lot.
Each box contains yards of fabric, mostly larger pieces of kimono - possibly a back or front piece or side of the gament, some have intact linings, often silk, some do not. The fabric completely fills a tighly packed large USPS flat rate priority box, a total of 5 or more pounds of fabric is included.
I hope you enjoy and treasure these unique vintage fabrics as much as I do!