WabiSabiKimono

...celebrating the beauty of Japanese textile art...

Sonoma, California | 38 Sales

WabiSabiKimono

...celebrating the beauty of Japanese textile art...

Sonoma, California 38 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (17)

Announcement   With a passion for beautiful fabrics and patterns, WabiSabi Kimono offers vintage/antique kimonos directly from Japan. My mission is to make you enjoy using the kimono combining it with Western clothes. I also create accessories, interior decoration items, and jewellery using vintage/antique Japanese fabrics (typically from kimono/obi with defects). I hope you will enjoy my collection. Welcome to follow us on www.facebook.com/WabiSabiKimono.

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Last updated on Jan 3, 2017

With a passion for beautiful fabrics and patterns, WabiSabi Kimono offers vintage/antique kimonos directly from Japan. My mission is to make you enjoy using the kimono combining it with Western clothes. I also create accessories, interior decoration items, and jewellery using vintage/antique Japanese fabrics (typically from kimono/obi with defects). I hope you will enjoy my collection. Welcome to follow us on www.facebook.com/WabiSabiKimono.

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2017
Welcome to WabiSabiKimono! Having lived in Tokyo, Japan for close to 10 years, and with a passion for beautiful textiles; discovering and learning about the Japanese kimono has been (and is) a great adventure. I offer vintage Japanese kimonos, handpicked from Japanese antique markets and from my favourite Japanese dealers. Having bought, over the years, many defect kimono and obi, just because I loved the fabric and/or pattern, I also create accessories, interior decoration items, and jewelry up-cycling vintage/antique Japanese fabrics (typically from these kimono/obi with defects).

“Wabisabi” is a Japanese expression for beauty as imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. “Wabi” - expresses the beauty of imperfection, and “Sabi” - the beauty/”patina” developing with age. Every kimono listed here is unique and vintage or antique. They are almost all hand-stitched, and some hand painted, for a special man or woman. Through their use, they have received imperfections, but also developed in beauty. This is what I like about old kimonos - they have their own personality and wabisabi.

My mission with this shop is to offer the beauty of the Japanese kimono to a Western audience and to encourage the use and enjoyment of kimono. I also like to bring attention to Japan's fantastic textile art, hoping that with increased awareness and appreciation we can also continue to support contemporary textile craftsmen/women, who are so important in securing that these old techniques are not forgotten.

A kimono jacket (haori) is great to wear with jeans, pants or skirt and wearing the long kimono as a robe at home makes anyone feel beautiful and special. Kimonos also make great interior decoration pieces, be it a kimono belt (obi) as a table runner or a handpainted kimono decorating a wall. Use your fantasy and I hope you enjoy my selection!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please, note that the kimonos are vintage items and not "as new". I try to point out stains and flaws in the item description. If you are not happy with your purchase, I do accept returns within 7 working days, but shipping costs must be covered by the buyer.
Payment
I accept PayPal. Your purchase will be sent within 3 business days after your payment.
Shipping
I ship within 3 business days and use registered mail for all shipments within the US. International shipments will be sent with Priority Mail International, which do not provide tracking number. Please, let me know if you want an alternative shipping method. Any international customs fees and/or duties are to be covered by the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I ship worldwide.
Upon buying a vintage kimono, please be careful in maintaining it. If your kimono is for wearing and you want to wash it, please consult a trusted dry cleaner and your own good judgement. In the older kimonos, colours are likely to leak when washed by hand. We do not take responsibility for damages occurred when washing. As for kimonos for decoration, be careful to expose the kimono to strong direct sunlight as it fades and becomes more fragile...