Long Rich Red / Silver 'Mum Vintage Silk Kimono Fabric

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 27, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

This is a great panel, a medium weight silk it has a coarser thread, l believe a fine black wool, woven in with the silk which is giving it a bit more body than silk alone. It feels like a Chirimen but without the obvious crepe texture, just a very fine mild tooth. The extra weight gives it a nice firm drape with a bit of increased stiffness over the woven metallic design. The colour is a lovely Rich Red - on my monitor, close to true. The 2 Chrysanthemums are big & bold each design about 13 inches across & woven (see last picture for fabric reverse) in Silver Metallic thread predominantly with shading in Gold metallic (see close up). Nicely detailed, this reflects the light nicely & the warm Red enriches the Silver which can look a bit 'cold' on some fabrics. The condition is very good, no issues l can see. The panel is 14 ins wide & 56 ins long. Long piece, lovely shade of Red.

Most of my fabrics are sourced from Japan for my own handicraft projects & l sell my excess, so if you see one you like, please bid - it may be the only piece like it l ever list! I do not pretend to be an expert, l am an enthusiast with a love of fabric and want my customers to be happy with their purchase - l would never deliberately mislead. I describe to the best of my ability & am quite 'picky' about pointing out even minor flaws so no nasty surprises. All my fabrics are Vintage and most are taken from Vintage Kimono's l unpick them very carefully, but by their nature t may be fine pinholes along the seam line & some minor colour change across the seam line - if this is prominent l will comment on it. Vintage fabrics are rarely flawless - and when they are tend to be prohibitively expensive! I do not have the expertise to remove some marks so leave that to those of you who are more expert and for the same reason l do not iron my fabrics prior to sending them out as this may fix discolouration & prevent you using your skills if you choose to do so - though they are rarely badly creased in any case. I describe colours to the best of my ability but perceptions & monitors do vary so if you have precise colour matches in mind, on line buying may not be for you. Having said that these fabrics are wonderful for their uniqueness, character, often classic design & a quality of manufacture not often seen anymore. Many are works of Art in their own right & more than repay a bit of creativity in avoiding any flaws. Also their natural Vintage Patination ( uniform colour aging NOT mottling or fabric 'rust') adds to their soul & beauty.

My fabrics come from a smoke free home - l do have pets but they are not allowed in my fabric room! These fabrics are perfect for all kinds of handicrafts. If you have any problem l will always do my best to sort it out if it is a reasonable complaint - l take pride in my fabrics. Just contact me directly. Please do ask questions before bidding - l will be happy to answer them as soon as l am able. Please do read the description & take note of measurements, shipping times etc before bidding to avoid misunderstandings later and feel free to ask questions.

To keep life simple l charge a fixed price for postage & packing of US$3.99 for the first fabric & an additional US$2.50 for each subsequent fabric provided they are paid for together in a single transaction & to a single address any w in the world. Just let me know when you have finished bidding. I post out Priority Airmail within 1 or 2 days of receiving payment & it usually takes a week for most destinations. However, recently l have encountered unexpected & long delays on USA shipping on occasion, l do apologise, the fabric is well worth waiting for. I do suggest strongly (particularly if you are buying several fabrics) that you take the option of paying an additional US$6.00 per package (so you only pay it once regardless of quantity) this gives a tracking number & Insurance which may speed things along & at least you can check w it is if t is a delay. I have always found Swisspost very reliable but cannot be held responsi...