WandererTextiles

VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO HAORI OBI TABLE RUNNERS NOREN

2853 Sales

WandererTextiles

VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO HAORI OBI TABLE RUNNERS NOREN

2853 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   I FEATURE VINTAGE JAPANESE SILK KIMONO, MENS & WOMENS HAORI, COTTON INDIGO BORO, OBI TABLE RUNNERS & PILLOWS, NOREN, SCARVES, BAGS & CLUTCHES, GORGEOUS HANDMADE ITEMS FROM VINTAGE JAPANESE COTTON TEXTILES FOR MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND LOTS MORE!

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Last updated on Feb 19, 2019

I FEATURE VINTAGE JAPANESE SILK KIMONO, MENS & WOMENS HAORI, COTTON INDIGO BORO, OBI TABLE RUNNERS & PILLOWS, NOREN, SCARVES, BAGS & CLUTCHES, GORGEOUS HANDMADE ITEMS FROM VINTAGE JAPANESE COTTON TEXTILES FOR MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND LOTS MORE!

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WandererTextiles reflects my love for Japanese art and design as reflected in textiles where art and craft intersect without boundaries.

My son spent his junior year in college living with a very traditional Japanese family in Tokyo while attending University. During that stay, his host mother gifted me a beautiful shibori haori, along with a gorgeous fabric crane table topper that she had made by re-purposing an antique silk obi belt. The beauty of the gifts was very evident, and sparked in me the desire to learn more about these textiles and their meaning to the Japanese. My eyes had been opened to a fascinating world of gorgeous and luxurious textiles. These textiles are repleat with complex patterns, colors, and designs, that carry special meaning. Textiles are so revered in Japan that many stunning examples have been handed down from generation to generation, carefully stored and preserved through many years. I was astonished to find that the kimono are actually - even to this day - hand-stitched, and that textiles that originally costs many thousands of dollars and reflect high levels of expertise in their execution, could be so readily available at such affordable cost. Even more surprising, garments from the early 1900's have been carefully stored and preserved and remain available.

My son continued to return to Japan often, and he and his wife live there today. Having the good fortune to have a fluent guide close at hand, I have been able to visit Japan myself, establish relationships with expert textile vendors there, visit some of the artists currently working in the genre, and collect a vast array of beautiful garments to share with you in my shop. Having retired from my profession of many years as a CPA, I am now free to joyfully pursue my textile passion, and I look forward with great excitement to opening each new box I receive from Japan. I hope you will share that same excitement and joy whenever you open a package from my shop, and explore the beauty that is the Japanese aesthetic.

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