Patty Berne on Sep 1, 2015
this is such a beautiful weave! thank you so much <3
i love weaving and i weave everyday. normally each piece is one of a kind and i select each warp strand by strand, and weave the weft strand by strand. i rarely try to plan out a piece, and if i do i usually hijack my own design as i go, or rather it hijacks me. each piece is woven thoughtfully, listening carefully to the negative spaces and trying to let them have their say, respect for the fibers and with alot of passion for the craft. it takes a long time to weave and finish a piece with plenty of steps leading up to and after, but the joy of handmade cloth, clothing with a human touch, and the quality of pieces that have a soul, ignore seasons and trends but intend to stay around a while is well worth it.
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Handweaver based in Kyoto, Japan.
As Japanese kimono are not customarily mass produced, each item has it`s own unique one of a kind charm and often feature delicate hand stitching, painting and embroidery, or fine weaving. Since most of the kimono here are handmade, there are no standard sizes, but they do range in size from length & width. Please check measurements if you are concerned about fit.
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I have described all items to the best of my ability and inspected them carefully for condition, although kimono are prone to `shimi` (humidity spotting) and `ana` (tiny moth holes), sometimes these might go unnoticed if they are small and hard to find . As kimono come without tags often we have to guess as to what the materials are, and only by the materials, pattern and construction can we guess what era it comes from. Some could be much older than listed. Please note that all items are vintage and have been preloved by someone. That being said, in Japan people tend to take very good care of their personal possessions, so collecting vintage from Japan is a joy, but has also become a sort of responsibility to maintain the good condition.
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