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Maple and Stream - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Maple and Stream - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Houmongi. Houmongi are semi-formal kimono worn for visiting. They are characterised by their artfully arranged patterns which flow seamlessly across the garment's seams. This kimono likely originates in the late Showa (1926 - 1989) or Heisei Period (1989 - present). This piece features an elegant pattern of green maple leaves. This green leaf motif is known as kaede and is appropriate for wear during the summer. I am not certain if this kimono is made from silk or synthetic fabric, but it is woven like ro.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and there are a number of stains. Overall, I would rate this kimono in average to good vintage condition. There are no tears or seam separations. Measurements will be posted soon.

MEASUREMENTS:
158cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
126cm - Arm span
62cm - Width across the back
139cm - Total width of skirt
47cm - Sleeve drop

SIZING:
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that the length (collar - hem) should be approximately 10cm longer to 10cm shorter than the wearer's overall height (longer is better). This is because the excess length will be folded up at the waist. Meanwhile, the skirt should wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. The armspan should also reach wrist to wrist on the wearer. In this case, the kimono will ideally fit a woman about 148cm (4'10")  to 168cm (5'6")  tall, with hips about 93cm (36.5") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.

This piece is currently for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/207348371…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291268902713?s…
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Golden Maple - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Golden Maple - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Fukuro Obi. Fukuro Obi are semi-formal belts worn with kimono. They are characterised by being only partly patterned, the plain portions will be hidden when worn. They are usually worn with houmongi or furisode kimono. This obi likely originates in the Showa Period (1926 - 1989). This obi has bold battern of golden maple leaveson a vermilion background.

I have inspected this obi in detail, and there are some faint white spots on the patterned portion as well as a fold line along the centre for part of the obi's length. Overall I would rate this obi as being in good vintage condition. I believe this garment is 100% silk.  Measurements will be posted soon.

MEASUREMENTS:
407cm - Length
31cm - Width

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/207349633…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291268909097?s…  
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Little Orchid  - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Little Orchid - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Nagajuban to be worn with Furisode. Nagajuban are under-kimono. This piece likely originates in the mid Showa Period (1926 - 1989) and features a pattern of orchids and geometric lines.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, and there is some damage. There are a number of stains and a few spots where the seams have separated. These can be mended with a few stitches though. Overall I would rate this juban in fair condition.  Measurements will be posted soon.

MEASUREMENTS:
130cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
126cm - Arm span
60cm - Width across the back
126cm - Total width of skirt
92cm - Sleeve drop

SIZING:
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that the length (collar - hem) should be approximately 10cm longer to 10cm shorter than the wearer's overall height (longer is better). This is because the excess length will be folded up at the waist. However, with juban, the garment's length should be equal to the distance from the wearer's shoulders to the floor.  Meanwhile, the skirt should wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. The armspan should also reach wrist to wrist on the wearer. In this case, the kimono will ideally fit a woman about 160cm (5'3") tall, with hips about 84cm (33") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/207338120…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291268918837?s…  
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Misty Mums - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Misty Mums - FOR SALE
You are viewing a panel of ANTIQUE Japanese obi fabric. This fabric is silk brocade, and it is patterned with pine boughs and chrysanthemums.  It likely originates in the Meiji (1868 - 1912) or Taisho Period (1912 - 1926). This fabric measures 35cm X 350cm (approximately 13.78" X 137.80")

The fabric is in fair condition with fold line along its length. There are also a number of places where the pattern is wearing off.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/207338640…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291268923369?s…
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Summer Night - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Summer Night - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Kyo Odori costume. Though it's not a hikizuri (trailing kimono), it is a costume that would have been worn by geiko performing in the annual Kyo Odori. It likely originates in the mid Showa Period, and it features five rising flower and vine crests; those of the Kyo Odori. This kimono displays a delicate bell flower and summer grass motif. It's also unlined and made from ro for summer wear.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, there is some damage. There are some faint spots on the exterior of the garment and some discolouration around the crests. There is also some makeup transfer on the collars. Overall, I would rate this kurotomesode in average to good vintage condition. This garment is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 162cm
Arm Span: 140cm
Total Width of Skirt: 149cm
Width Across Back: 65cm
Sleeve Drop: 52cm

SIZING
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that the length (collar - hem) should be approximately 10cm longer to 10cm shorter than the wearer's overall height (longer is better). This is because the excess length will be folded up at the waist. Meanwhile, the skirt should wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. The armspan should also reach wrist to wrist on the wearer. In this case, the kimono will ideally fit a woman about 152cm (5'0") - 172cm (5'8") tall, with hips about 99cm (39") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/206485190…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291261603633?s…  
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New Items on Etsy! [December 07/11]

Journal Entry: Sun May 1, 2011, 4:24 PM
Today I've listed a couple of postcards and a print.  I've also added a new pair of vintage zori, since the ones I posted yesterday got sold.  And that's it!  I'm all listed out for the Christmas season.  Enjoy!

Violet Twilight by Qiu-Ling  Violet Twilight  Violet Twilight  Vintage Straw Zori - FOR SALE  
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MY ETSY SHOP
KurokamiKanzashi.etsy.com

CHRISTMAS CARDS
The Huron Carol I by Qiu-Ling  Peace on Earth by Qiu-Ling  Gloria in Excielsis Deo

KANZASHI:
Autumn Kiku by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Blossoming Peonies by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Blue Kiku by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Lime Green Butterfly Clips by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Cheery Plaid by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Fall Fire by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Fiery Fall Flower Pin by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Little Lime by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Autumn Maple by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Winter Maple by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Snow White by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Spanish Chrysanthemum Comb by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Taisho Roman Clips by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Tsumami Christmas Ornaments by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Tsumami Christmas Ornaments II by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Pale Yellow Orchid Clips - FOR SALE

JEWELLERY
Channeling India - Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Channeling India - Green by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Crystal Tears by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Dreamer's Jewels by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Green Drops by Kurokami-Kanzashi  The Heart's Tears by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Home is Where the Heart is by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Luna Moth Wings by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Purple Garden Necklace by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Ivory Rose Necklace by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Pink Rose Necklace and Earring Set by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Red Rose Earrings by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Sparkling Silver by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Sweet Floral - Pink by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Sweet Floral - White by Kurokami-Kanzashi  Wings of the Heart by Kurokami-Kanzashi

KIMONO
:thumb197569879:  :thumb200112021:  :thumb271844266:  :thumb272655270:  antiqueokobo1  Kimono Fabric Cutting Guide - Taisho Era  Purple Girl Synthetic Bolt for Girl's Kimono  Tsukesage Bolts - FOR SALE

PRINTS:
A Samurai Never Sleeps by Qiu-Ling  Autumn Maiko by Qiu-Ling  Butterfly Maiden - Christine by Qiu-Ling  Devil in a Red Dress by Qiu-Ling  Etheria by Qiu-Ling  The Four Seasons Robe by Qiu-Ling  Fuji Musume by Qiu-Ling  Hagoromo by Qiu-Ling  Ikkiichiyuu by Qiu-Ling  Koi Yin Yang by Qiu-Ling  The Lady of Lindisfael by Qiu-Ling  Lady Autumn by Qiu-Ling  Lady Spring by Qiu-Ling  Lady Winter by Qiu-Ling  Land of the Silver Birch by Qiu-Ling  Butterfly by Qiu-Ling  Mokuren by Qiu-Ling  Momiji Heian by Qiu-Ling  Momiji Oiran by Qiu-Ling  Phoenix Dragon by Qiu-Ling  O'er Quartzite Cliffs by Qiu-Ling  St Michael Defend us in Battle by Qiu-Ling  Shebahonaning by Qiu-Ling  Soft is the Song by Qiu-Ling  Spirit Dance by Qiu-Ling  Spring Maiko by Qiu-Ling  This is How I Miss You by Qiu-Ling  Toronto Maiko by Qiu-Ling  Twilight Phantoms - Painting by Qiu-Ling  With One Look... by Qiu-Ling  Dust in the Wind  Hawk Ridge - FOR SALE  Jewelled Wyvern - FOR SALE   Kisetsu and the Four Seasons Robe - FOR SALE  Northern Impressions - FOR SALE  Rebirth - FOR SALE

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spaceraptor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I stumbled upon your outstanding dragon head piece and said, "Clearly, lady, you are some one I want to follow." Keep up the astounding work, I am can't wait to be amazed. :D
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fuzzymuffins3000 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Wow, dude, you're so awesome. This stuff must require a ton of patience.
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Spring74 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav :-)
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Alene Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s on "Snow White" and "Happily Ever After' =) I'm glad you liked them!
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rachels89 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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LadyArwynn16 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave on 14c Noblewoman!
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vandatais Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
Thank you for adding to your favorites !!!!:happybounce: 
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vandatais Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional
Thank you for adding to your favorites !!!!:happybounce: 
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Kaigato Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a few more drawings based from your kimono collection, I just absolutely love them all!!

Breezy

Vintage Autumn

Daydream
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lanlong89 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Thanks for the fave:)
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