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Detail of temple banner. Japanese Temple Banner,Silk plain weave with gilt gold paper weft patterning.(ginran) Complete example with dragons over waves confronting a burning pearl.

Japan, Edo Period 1615 – 1867 A.D. 18th Century


Evening Dress

Callot Soeurs, 1919

The Metropolitan Museum of Art


‘Jinbaori’ (Samurai formal surcoat), featuring large wave motifs. 18th century, Japan.  Wool felt appliqués and silk chain-stitch embroidery on wool felt; trimmed with resist dyed deerskin and tortoiseshell button; lined with metallic brocaded silk. LACMA


Shibori Haori – Japan – Taisho (1912-1926)

An unusual shibori haori, featuring an extremely large and bold interlocking “asanoha” motif. The six-pointed star asanoha motif has been a popular motif for many centuries in Japan, and is based on the shape of the hemp leaf. It is a non-seasonal auspicious motif that is commonly utilized on baby cloths: reflecting hemp’s fertile and durable nature, in the hope that the child will stay healthy and grow big like hemp. The use of the asanoha motif – especially so bold – is unusual on a woman’s outer garment. Some historical background: hemp was not only used to make thread, rope and cloth, but in early times in Japan it was also used to make pendants (nusa) displayed at Shinto shrines. During the Heian period, hemp was also burned at the Bon Festival in midsummer to light departed spirits on their way.


Japan – Ainu people

Robe [back view]. Early 20th century

Plain weave; Embroidered; Appliqué; Resist dyed, paste resist; Twill weave


A Collection of Pants Shervals Worn by the Sultans at the Topkapi Palace from 15th century to 18th century

To read more about these Shervals refer to my previous post




A 20th century Cotton and Wool Ensemble from Afghanistan

hat-tunic, trousers, b, shawls, turban and belts

Diameter (a): 9 in. (22.9 cm) Length (b): 30 in. (76.2 cm) Length ©: 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm) Length (d): 36 in. (91.4 cm) Length (e): 80 in. (203.2 cm) Length (f): 108 in. (274.3 cm) Length (g): 71 in. (180.3 cm) Length (h): 79 in. (200.7 cm)

the Metropolitan Museum of Art



Ottoman vest in blue flannel with corded gold and silk embroidery and red lining, 60x150cm.

Ottoman Turkish Clothing… Jacket and vest… probably 19th century

Turkey Culture History


Vintage Booklet – Heian Military Ensemble :: Hairdressing in Vogue in Kyoto from End of Tokugawa to Beginning of Meiji :: Kamakura Boys Attire – Published Taisho 7 1918 (by Naomi no Kimono Asobi)


Embroidered coat made of textile (bark), cloth (silk). Ainu. Made in Sakhalin, Siberia. (via British Museum)


KAKA HEADDRESS AND TUNIC (made of leather and porcupine quills), Cameroon


Gunta Stölzl, Wall hanging in double-weave technique, 1964