Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Ohhh if these pieces could talk! I am sure they would have quite the story to tell!
My niece brought me a box full of excitement over Easter weekend that her mother-in-law gave her from the attic of her house. I know to some these would be just old pieces full of holes but to me they are truly awesome.

The red piece is an antique Japanese Kimono from the 1800's...picutures do not do it justice...the colors are still vibrant after a century of being stored in the attic.The sheer weight of this is amazing...I'm still trying to figure out how such small people could even carry such a garment!

The other two pieces are like a wrap skirt made from Japanese silk...Erin said they believe these are from the 1920's....these are in pretty good shape and I will be able to create some wonderful purses and wristlets. The detail is stunning and very well crafted...I just can not wait to start creating some wonderful one of a kind creations from these beautiful pieces.


altjoujou said...

Ohhhhhhh, WOW. What a jackpot!
Exquisite!! I cannot wait to see what you do with these.
Let me know, okay?
Have fun!
~alisa R.

nicoleleeartistry said...

That kimono is such a gift! Wow! I totally understand the value in it! My husband is half japanese and his mother gave me a red kimono recently - the feel of the fabric and the workmanship is awesome...I can't imagine what your antique must be like...truly a tremendous surprise for you!

Jenni said...

Wow! That is an amazing treasure. It is sooo beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your creations :)

chelsea said...

Spectacular! What a lucky lucky day for you! If you make stuff outta these, please stop by and let me know! Gorgeous.

outofthepinksky said...

I'm so jealous! That's absolutely gorgeous! I've always wanted a kimono. I'd hang it on the wall with a high quality curtain hanger (so that the pole just went through the arm holes and across the shoulders).

High Desert Diva said...

Wonderful, wonderful gift.

That kimono is particularly awesome

Caroline said...

Wow, gorgeous!

(I love the design of your blog, BTW!)

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Fascinating history of those beautiful pieces.Bet you will work your wonders with them.

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Callooh Callay said...

These are gorgeous pieces! I have an old Chinese peasant jacket, heavy padded cotton with intricate, colorful embroidery, and I made the mistake of wearing it for a few winters. So be careful of these beauties!

LostRiverRags said...

I absolutely LOVE your clothing line and think for tweens...the answer would be yes, if you go with "in-style" fabrics. I have 10 nieces and nephews, I'll be checking you out around birthdays and holidays!