Here are 4 gorgeous vintage kimono panels from the mid 1900s. Featured here on
all of these is the highly popular Japanese cranes motif. The CRANES MOTIF is
well known and loved (over many centuries in Japan) as a symbol of both
happiness, longevity and good fortune. One of the 4 textiles also features a
few charming children done in a typical style often referred to as "karako.
Details and condition:
Both the textile on far right side and the one on the far left are very high
quality silk kimono textiles, deconstructed by me some years ago from full
vintage kimonos. They are both in excellent and very clean
condition--especially since both are easily over 50 years old.
The quality of the silk as well as the dye work is very beautiful, and the
silk fabric of each of these is buttery soft. The textile on the right also has
hand painted metallic accents which outlining parts of the crane motif, and
also feature chrysanthemums within a classic Japanese design.
The two textiles in the middle are silk panels from a vintage kimono lining
showing a gorgeous flying cranes pattern-- and they were also deconstructed by
me from a mid 1900s vintage Japanese kimono. These textiles are of a more
fragile silk than the other two, but I believe they are also hand dyed. On
these lining panels there are about 4 small areas--where there is a bit of
""bleeding" of the red dye onto a few of the white cranes feathers. (Please
small issue is reflected in the listing price here, although I do not
believe these are significantly disturbing to the beauty of these
Care suggestions (Important):
Washing any of these textiles is NOT suggested. Dry cleaning is
preferable--but not necessary and carries the risk that metallic accents or
outlining may disappear in the dry cleaning process.
Since I believe this lining textile to be more fragile than the others, I also
believe much care should be taken with ironing these 2 lining piece. To prevent
any "bleeding" of the dye, you may want to use a not-so-hot iron and iron,
while placing the textile between 2 clean pieces of fabric --or fairly smooth
paper towels or napkins--when
you iron them. I would also definitely AVOID using a steam iron or
any water spray.
In order to keep cost down on this listing, I leave the ironing to you!
SIZES of the panels are as follows:
Kids and Cranes: 53-1/4" x 14"
Cranes lining panel -L side: 48-1/2" x 12.5"
Cranes lining panel -R side: 53-1/4" x 12.5"
Cranes and chrysanthemums: 53" x 13-1/4"