gakumoandoseera

one-off textiles designed & handwoven by sara d.

Kyoto, Japan · 187 Sales

gakumoandoseera

one-off textiles designed & handwoven by sara d.

Kyoto, Japan 187 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(90)
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Sara D

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gakumoandoseera is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner short vacation, be back soon with new weaving work, thank you for dropping by! :D

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 16, 2016

short vacation, be back soon with new weaving work, thank you for dropping by! :D

Sara D

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Sara D

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5 out of 5 stars
(90)
Christine

Christine on Jul 24, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The haori is absolutely beautiful! The shipping was fast and the haori is in great condition! The seller is very friendly :)

Aina

Aina on Jul 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I am so pleased with this purchase ! Exquisite work, the towels are soft with great texture. Lovely to both look at and work with. Also, many thanks for the friendly customer service :)

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About

kindred kimonos

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.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 14, 2014
Welcome to my shop!

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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Payment
At this time I can only accept payment by paypal. Thank-you :)
Shipping
If you require service upgrades such as signature, insurance or expedited shipping please contact me prior to placing an order for a quote. Thank you :D

Any overcharges on shipping over 1$ will be promptly refunded via paypal.

Any duties or taxes incurred are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item is damaged in shipping please take pictures of the packaging and contents and contact me as soon as possible so we can negotiate a claim. I will work hard for positive feedback.

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.

Feedback is a powerful thing for a small shop - if you are happy with your order please leave me a feedback!

In the event that you are for some reason unhappy with your purchase please contact me before leaving feedback and I will try and find a solution agreeable to both of us. i take pride in my collection and my little shop, and i will make it right :)