Unused Golden Lotus Kinran Japanese Vintage Kimono Temple Fabric

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 06, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

This panel is unused, so no seam lines. Kinran is a special cloth woven for use in Temples & other ceremonial purposes. Very similar to one l have listed before - same design, but a couple of shades darker on the colours l think. This is woven in Gold Metallic Thread & most likely a synthetic silk rather than pure silk - its less easily cut through & frayed by the Metallic Threads than pure silk in a lovely warm Copper - part matt & part glossy. As a Kinran this is firm & crisp bodied to hold its shape, though this one is not as heavy as most - its woven quite finely & is a little translucent when held up to the light. The design is lovely, beautiful Lotus Leaves & blooms in Gold rising from stylised Water current patterns & scrolling tendrils & other leaf shapes. As a woven design, the back is the reverse colourway to the front & l have photographed both sides, which are equally usable, so you have 2 complementary fabrics in 1. Please note, this panel has a horizontal band approx. 1 inch wide in plain weave half way down.The condition is as new. This piece is 15 ins wide x 40 ins long. Kinrans are hard to find, especially unused & in such pristine condition. Gorgeous.

Most of my fabrics are sourced from Japan for my own handicraft projects & l sell my excess, so if you

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. I am an honest person, 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.

SHIPPING - l post out twice a week Priority Airmail & shipping usually takes up to a week, so please allow 10-12 Days to be on the safe side. Australia is occasionally a little longer. However, rarely & inexplicably, shipping to USA has taken up to 12 weeks! Frustrating & worrying for both of us, buyer & seller, so to avoid getting stressed out in the future, l am altering my Shipping arrangements slightly & will give FREE track...
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