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FurugiStar was born of a fascination with the thoughts and feelings evoked by handmade antique fabrics. Textiles with a connection to the artisans and former owners hold a richness that new fabrics just don't possess.

Together with antiques and vintage items found in and around Tokyo, FurugiStar specialises in Japanese antique folk textiles of history and substance.

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I identify with the Japanese concept of 'yu yo no bi' - beauty in practicality, and 'mottainai' - no waste. These concepts have great relevance to the sustainable fashion movement to which I hope my shop contributes, at least in a small way.

My main interest lies in antique indigo folk textiles or 'boro', in particular…

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  • Joined January 8, 2011

Favorite materials

cotton, silk, indigo, wood, ceramics, ikat

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About

FurugiStar was born of a fascination with the thoughts and feelings evoked by handmade antique fabrics. Textiles with a connection to the artisans and former owners hold a richness that new fabrics just don't possess.

Together with antiques and vintage items found in and around Tokyo, FurugiStar specialises in Japanese antique folk textiles of history and substance.

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I identify with the Japanese concept of 'yu yo no bi' - beauty in practicality, and 'mottainai' - no waste. These concepts have great relevance to the sustainable fashion movement to which I hope my shop contributes, at least in a small way.

My main interest lies in antique indigo folk textiles or 'boro', in particular peasant wear or utilitarian textiles found in the Japanese home of Edo to Showa era.

My descriptions often refer to periods in Japanese history. Please use this for reference:

Edo Era: 1603 - 1868
Meiji Era: 1868 - 1912
Taisho Era: 1912 - 1926
Showa Era: 1926 - 1989
Heisei Era: 1989 - present

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Japanese Indigo Textiles
Blog: http://furugistarcollection.wordpress.com/

Japanese Vintage and Antiques
Blog: http://furugistarjapan.wordpress.com/

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