Wedding futon cover
Cotton (homespun)
Tsutsugaki (rice paste resist), hand painted; dyes and pigments

late 19th century, Japan

This very colorful bed cover is decorated with the seven treasures, an auspicious design meant to bring good fortune to the newlywed couple. Pride of place is given to the cape of invisibility, whose filaments are used as a device to unify the scattered treasures.

(Source: dailyjapanesetextile.wordpress.com)

Yogi, late 19th century, Japan.  Museum of International Folk Art .org

Yogi, late 19th century, Japan.  Museum of International Folk Art .org

(Source: dailyjapanesetextile.wordpress.com)

A firefighter’s coat from the 19th century, Japan, based on a print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, coming to the Met’s kimono survey.Credit, John C. Weber Collection

A firefighter’s coat from the 19th century, Japan, based on a print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, coming to the Met’s kimono survey.Credit, John C. Weber Collection

(Source: The New York Times)

fashionsfromhistory:

Buddhist Priest’s Kesa
19th Century 
Edo Period
Japan
MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Buddhist Priest’s Kesa

19th Century 

Edo Period

Japan

MET

Detail of indigo cotton noren (curtain), with shibori asanoha design.  Early 20th century, Japan

Detail of indigo cotton noren (curtain), with shibori asanoha design.  Early 20th century, Japan

collectorandco:

noren / DAIFUKU* / flickr

collectorandco:

noren / DAIFUKU* / flickr

omgthatartifact:

Robe
Ainu
late 19th century, Hokkaido, Japan
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

omgthatartifact:

Robe

Ainu

late 19th century, Hokkaido, Japan

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

colorful4japan:

Noren(shop curtain) in SUMIYA
Shimabara,Kyoto,Japan
2014

colorful4japan:

Noren(shop curtain) in SUMIYA

Shimabara,Kyoto,Japan

2014

collectorandco:

kimono textile / blue pool images / flickr

collectorandco:

kimono textile / blue pool images / flickr

collectorandco:

woven obi / detail

collectorandco:

woven obi / detail

virtual-artifacts:

Detail of Japanese Kogin, a type of embroidery technique
Japanese Folk Art Museum, Tokyo,
Meiji Period, 19th Century.

virtual-artifacts:

Detail of Japanese Kogin, a type of embroidery technique

Japanese Folk Art Museum, Tokyo,

Meiji Period, 19th Century.

A textile of the Asuka era (592-710), Japan

A textile of the Asuka era (592-710), Japan

(Source: pinterest.com)

coquidv:

Shibori.  Early 20th century, Japan

coquidv:

Shibori.  Early 20th century, Japan

haruenishikawa:

Jimbaori (samurai battlefield vest) Edo period, 17th century Hand applied feathers, silk, and fabric H: 31-1/2 x W: 28-1/3 in. (80 x 72 cm) Leighton Longhi Inc. Oriental Fine Art

This vest is adorned with over 1,000 pheasant feathers from species indigenous to Japan, including the Green Pheasant, and features a bird’s-eye design on its back. 

haruenishikawa:

Jimbaori (samurai battlefield vest)
Edo period, 17th century
Hand applied feathers, silk, and fabric
H: 31-1/2 x W: 28-1/3 in. (80 x 72 cm)
Leighton Longhi Inc. Oriental Fine Art

This vest is adorned with over 1,000 pheasant feathers from species indigenous to Japan, including the Green Pheasant, and features a bird’s-eye design on its back. 

virtual-artifacts:

Japanese ( Ainu) kimono. About late 19th century

virtual-artifacts:

Japanese ( Ainu) kimono. About late 19th century