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Plum Picture - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Plum Picture - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Houmongi. Houmongi are semi-formal kimono that can be worn by both married and unmarried women. They are characterized by artfully arranged patterns that flower seamlessly across the garments' seams. This kimono displays an elegant pattern of floral vignettes. The florals include plums, chrysanthemums, and maple leaves. This kimono looks somewhat orange in photos, but it's actually a muted coral colour.

I have inspected this kimono in detail, there is some damage, mostly in the form of patina on the vignettes. There is also some yellowing on the hakkake, and some faint white spots on the skirt. The white spots do not photograph easily, but I captured them as best I could. Overall, I would rate this kimono in good vintage condition. This garment is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 152cm
Arm Span: 128cm
Width Across Back: 62cm
Total Width of Skirt: 135cm
Sleeve Drop: 49cm

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 142cm (4'8") - 162cm (5'4") tall, with hips about 90cm (35") 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/241022966…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291518493181?s…
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Maple Sunset - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Maple Sunset - FOR SALE
This is a 1lb 4oz bundle of VINTAGE Japanese furisode fabric. I believe this fabric is silk; dyed with a bold pattern of painted fans and clouds. The fans feature various florals including chrysanthemums, plum blossoms and maple leaves. This fabric most likely originates in the Showa (1926 - 1989) or Heisei Period (1989 - present). It is NOT enough to make an entire furisode, or an entire kimono, but there is a still a significant amount here which can be used for various crafts and remakes. This fabric is bright orange in colour.

The fabric is in good vintage condition, though the kinkoma embroidery has come loose, and there is a hole in one of the larger panels. There are 21 pieces of furisode fabric in this bundle. Some are irregular in shape, so all measurements were taken from that particular panel's narrowest sections. As a result, you may get slightly more fabric than shown depending on the shape of each piece.

MEASUREMENTS
Piece #1: 209.5cm X 36.5cm
Piece #2: 192cm X 36.5cm
Piece #3: 83.5cm X 19.5cm
Piece #4: 173cm X 19.5cm
Piece #5: 243cm X 17cm
Piece #6: 112.5cm X 18.5cm
Piece #7: 99cm X 17cm
Piece #8: 70.5cm X 20.5cm
Piece #9: 50cm X 18cm
Piece #10: 29cm X 20cm
Piece #11: 36.5cm X 26cm
Piece #12: 27cm X 18.5cm
Piece #13: 36.5cm X 9cm
Piece #14: 67cm X 6.5cm
Piece #15 and #16: 31cm X 18cm
Piece #17: 79.5cm X 7cm
Piece #18: 62cm X 5cm
Piece #19: 20cm X 4cm
Piece #20: 20cm X 10.5cm
Piece #21: 19cm X 7.5cm

This fabric bundle is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/241022404…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/Maple-Sunset-1…?
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Silver Kikkou - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Silver Kikkou - FOR SALE
This is a 1lb 2oz bundle of VINTAGE Japanese uchikake fabric. I believe this fabric is silk; woven with a bold pattern of silver waves and floral kikkou (auspicious hexagonal symbols of longevity). This fabric most likely originates in the Showa (1926 - 1989) or Heisei Period (1989 - present). It is NOT enough to make an entire uchikake, or an entire kimono, but there is a still a significant amount here which can be used for various crafts and remakes. Along with the brocade uchikake fabric, there are also some lining pieces still attached to the brocade. The lining is likely habbotai silk which is ideal for making tsumami kanzashi. This fabric photographs rather orange, but it's actually vermilion in colour.

The fabric is in good vintage condition. There are 6 pieces of uchikake brocade, 5 pieces of white lining, and 8 pieces of red lining in this fabric bundle. Some are irregular in shape, so all measurements were taken from that particular panel's narrowest sections. As a result, you may get slightly more fabric than shown depending on the shape of each piece. The two largest brocade panels, and one of the white lining panels are actually made up of multiple panels that are still stitched together. There are also two kimono sleeve ends that are still stitched together. There may be some additional fabric in the selvages of these pieces.

The brocade fabric is ideal for corsetry, while the lining fabrics are ideal for making tsumami kanzashi.

MEASUREMENTS
UCHIKAKE BROCADE
Piece #1: 70cm X 69.5cm
Piece #2: 69cm X 62.5cm
Piece #3 and #4: 45cm X 32cm
Piece #5 and #6: 44cm X 32cm

WHITE LINING
Piece #1: 75cm X 18cm
Piece #2 and #3: 45cm X 32cm
Piece #4 and #5: 44cm X 32cm

RED LINING
Piece #1, #2, #3 and #4: 45cm X 16cm
Piece #5, #6, #7 and #8: 44cm X 16cm

This fabric bundle is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/241021820…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/Silver-Kikkou-…?
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Crane and Cloud - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Crane and Cloud - FOR SALE
This is a 1lb 14oz bundle of VINTAGE Japanese uchikake fabric. I believe this fabric is silk; woven with a bold pattern of cranes, pine boughs and chrysanthemums. This fabric most likely originates in the Showa (1926 - 1989) or Heisei Period (1989 - present). It is NOT enough to make an entire uchikake, or an entire kimono, but there is a still a significant amount here which can be used for various crafts and remakes. This fabric photographs rather orange, but it's actually vermilion in colour.

The fabric is a woven brocade in good vintage condition. There are 8 pieces in this fabric bundle. Some are irregular in shape, so all measurements were taken from that particular panel's narrowest sections. As a result, you may get slightly more fabric than shown depending on the shape of each piece.

This fabric is ideal for corsetry.

MEASUREMENTS
Piece #1: 215cm X 17.5cm
Piece #2: 117.5cm X 19.5cm
Piece #3: 109cm X 20cm
Piece #4: 37cm X 23.5cm
Piece #5: 89cm X 37cm
Piece #6: 104.5cm X 37cm
Piece #7: 107cm X 37cm
Piece #8: 129cm X 36cm

This fabric bundle is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/240916945…

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/Crane-and-Clou…?
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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 - SOLD 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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KintaKitsune22 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Hello, I was referred to you by Hanami-Mai here on DA regarding an unusual men's kimono in my collection which I had asked her about.  I had hopes you could perhaps assist me in understanding this piece of clothing.  It is a medium violet, without lining, with two embroidered Ho-o and two crossed feathers crests on the front left body panel's chest area and bottom.  The sleeves are in the men's style and the embroidery is in silver and gold.  The ho-o on top and crest are in silver and this one looks like it might be a female.  The bottom ho-o and crest are in gold embroidery and much larger, wrapping around the front left body panel to the back.  Could this have been made for a dance or noh drama?  I had hopes to wear it to my state's local bon-odori festival but was not sure if it would be appropriate.  Thank you very much.
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Arlene0401 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
As I´m not able to collect myself, I rejoice in following your dazzling collection. Just looking at your pieces makes me ridiculously happy :-)
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kimonolove Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Can dude wear female kimono without having to be called okama? With all due respect I despise male kimono's mundane and plain looks
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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I know what you mean about men's kimono.  I find they're rather boring.  Unfortunately, I can't really give an answer to your question as I am not sure what the culture is like in your location.  You might want to try discussing things on the Immortal Geisha facebook page; there are a lot of people from many different countries there:  www.facebook.com/groups/Immort…
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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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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you!
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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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Kurokami-Kanzashi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thank you!
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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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