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Hagoita Hikizuri - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Hagoita Hikizuri - FOR SALE
This is an ANTQUE Japanese Geisha's Hikizuri. Hikizuri are trailing kimono that are worn to perform traditional Japanese dance. This kimono likely originates in the Taisho Period(1912 - 1926). This hikizuri features dramatic pattern of rolling waves, various florals and hagoita paddles with portraits of kabuki actors on them. Hagoita is game similar to badminton which is played around the lunar new year in Japan. As a result this hikizuri would have likely been worn for New Year celebrations. It may have also been worn for Shigyoushiki; a celebration that takes place near the beginning of January. Shigyoushiki celebrates the opening of the geisha districts for another year of business. During this ceremony geisha renew their vows of a life devoted to the arts.

I have inspected this hikizuri in detail, and there is some damage. There is a fair bit of discolouration, as well as some dye transfer / bleeding from the red lining. There are also a few light stains. Damages are circled in the photos above. When I first received this hikizuri, the sleeves were nearly detached from the body, they have been carefully repaired. The repaired sections have also been circled in the photos above. Overall I would rate this hikizuri in average antique condition. There are no tears or seam separations. This kimono is 100% silk.

MEASUREMENTS:
171cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
126cm - Arm span
59cm - Width across the back
124cm - Total width of skirt
55.5cm - 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. If this kimono is worn hikizuri style with the hem trailing, the garment should be equal to the wearer's height or up to 30cm longer. So in that case it would ideally fit a women who is 141cm (4'8") - 171 (5'7"). This kimono will ideally fit a woman with hips about 83cm (32.5") 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/221926240…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay: www.ebay.ca/itm/291377391561?s…
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Pretty in Pink - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Pretty in Pink - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese Furisode. Furisode are formal kimono for young, unmarried women. This piece likely originates in the early Showa (1926 - 1989) or Taisho Period (1912 - 1926). This unusual furisode is also an iromuji; that is a kimono that is one single colour. It features a subtle treasure, and abstract geometric pattern woven into the silk. It's possible that this piece was originally meant to be used for layering as part of wedding ensemble.

I have inspected this furisode in detail, and there is some damage. Unfortunately there are a few small holes in the fabric which will need to be patched eventually. There are also some faint spots, and some discolouration. This discolouration doesn't show up well in photos, and it is barely noticeable in person. Overall I would rate this furisode in average vintage condition.

MEASUREMENTS:
179cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
126cm - Arm span
60cm - Width across the back
128cm - Total width of skirt
109cm - 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. If this kimono is worn with a waist fold, it will ideally fit a woman about 169cm (5'7") - 189cm (6'2") tall with hips about 85cm (33.5") 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/221924970…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291377378572?s…
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Spider Mums - SOLD by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Spider Mums - SOLD
This is a VINTAGE export kimono; that is a kimono which was made for the western market. It features a beautiful pattern of spider chrysanthemums among other florals. Unfortunately, this piece is in very poor condition; it is not in a wearable state. It is best suited for crafting of remake purposes. There are a number of tears, worn spots and damages to the fabric; especially around the hem and neck. Some portions of the fabric (mostly the patterned portions) are still intact and can be used in creating something new. The pink fabric seems to be in slightly better shape than the blue fabric. This kimono is being sold as is.

MEASUREMENTS:
130cm - Length (Collar to Hem)
128cm - Arm span
70cm - Width across the back
142cm - Total width of skirt
63cm - Sleeve drop

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/221923406…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291377356791?s…
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Shining Blossoms - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Shining Blossoms - FOR SALE
This is a VINTAGE Japanese obidome. Obidome are sash clasps used to decorate the front of the obi when wearing kimono. This obidome features chrysanthemums and white rhinestones in the shape of a fan.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 4.5cm
Width: 2.5cm
This obidome will fit onto an obijime that measures 1.5cm wide

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/221929567…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291377368230?s…
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Regal Blossoms - FOR SALE by Kurokami-Kanzashi
Regal Blossoms - FOR SALE
This is a panel of Chinese Brocade. The fabric features a regal pattern of silver chrysanthemums, flowers and arabesque swirls on a navy blue background.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length: 74 cm
Width: 17cm

This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop:  www.etsy.com/listing/221927151…?

It's also up for auction on Ebay:  www.ebay.ca/itm/291377345469?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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kimonolove Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
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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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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