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Vibrant Karakusa Floral Arabesques in Orange with Hints of Gold, on Snow, Hitokoshi Chirimen Crepe Silk Japanese Vintage Kimono Fabric BTY

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Vibrant Karakusa Floral Arabesques in Orange with Hints of Gold, on Snow, Hitokoshi Chirimen Crepe Silk Japanese Vintage Kimono Fabric BTY

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Overview

  • Vintage Supply from the 1980s
  • Craft type: Bookbinding, Collage, Quilting, Sewing, Upholstery
  • Length: 1 Yards
  • Width: 14.2 Inches
  • Pattern: Floral
  • Primary fiber: Silk
  • Favorited by: 6 people
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Description

This is lovely fabric, a hitokoshi chirimen crepe silk (smooth textured, unlike some other textures of chirimen) in a warm, somewhat reddish brown, with darker gradations. The floral pattern is rather softly focused without being an ikat, and the overall effect is further softened by the all-over pattern of lighter snow. The fourth photo, showing the fabric's hand, also gives a pretty good indication of the degree of its reflectivity. The photos are pretty accurate as to color on my monitor. This fabric is in very good vintage condition.

The fabric is from an uncut vintage bolt, 14.2 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. Please note: the hand-woven pattern areas are scattered across the length of the fabric: I can't guarantee which will be in any given length.

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.

Pet-friendly, smoke-free home.
This is lovely fabric, a hitokoshi chirimen crepe silk (smooth textured, unlike some other textures of chirimen) in a warm, somewhat reddish brown, with darker gradations. The floral pattern is rather softly focused without being an ikat, and the overall effect is further softened by the all-over pattern of lighter snow. The fourth photo, showing the fabric's hand, also gives a pretty good indication of the degree of its reflectivity. The photos are pretty accurate as to color on my monitor. This fabric is in very good vintage condition.

The fabric is from an uncut vintage bolt, 14.2 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. Please note: the hand-woven pattern areas are scattered across the length of the fabric: I can't guarantee which will be in any given length.

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.

Pet-friendly, smoke-free home.

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Returns & exchanges

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I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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!

Shipping policies

My shipping rates are set high enough to cover any combination of items and make sure I'm not losing money on shipping (yes, this has happened), as my prices for kimono textiles are as reasonable as possible. Different fabrics, whether yardage or garments, weigh quite different amounts, hence the initially high shipping charge. That does temporarily mean that customers purchasing several items often overpay on shipping--but it's temporary as my policy is to refund overcharges on shipping, which I do when packing orders in order to have accurate weights when I purchase postage.

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 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 plastic bags which have contained textile items, not bags from other sources, so you need not fear that other substances will stain your items.

Similarly I nearly always use manila envelopes or Priority envelopes/boxes, both of which can be recycled. 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 $7.00 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.
My shipping rates are set high enough to cover any combination of items and make sure I'm not losing money on shipping (yes, this has happened), as my prices for kimono textiles are as reasonable as possible. Different fabrics, whether yardage or garments, weigh quite different amounts, hence the initially high shipping charge. That does temporarily mean that customers purchasing several items often overpay on shipping--but it's temporary as my policy is to refund overcharges on shipping, which I do when packing orders in order to have accurate weights when I purchase postage.

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 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 plastic bags which have contained textile items, not bags from other sources, so you need not fear that other substances will stain your items.

Similarly I nearly always use manila envelopes or Priority envelopes/boxes, both of which can be recycled. 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 $7.00 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.

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