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.
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
Piece #1: 75cm X 18cm
Piece #2 and #3: 45cm X 32cm
Piece #4 and #5: 44cm X 32cm
Piece #1, #2, #3 and #4: 45cm X 16cm
Piece #5, #6, #7 and #8: 44cm X 16cmThis 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-…?