Bellflower Vintage Kimono Silk Fukureori 10" x 10". #4175
Pure silk with an amazing weave called Fukureori in Japan; a type of matelasse jacquard with more dimension and complexity than most jacquard; it almost looks like appliqué, embroidered. Fukureori like this is quite difficult to create. This one is so unique; the black "peeks" truly look like another fabric beneath cut-out areas of bell flowers. The result is wonderful. Probably from a ceremonial, very special kimono, this silk is in beautiful condition. Nice drape, even though the flowers are quite pronounced. Dry hand, matte finish, no shine. Mid-weight, supple silk in perfect condition. Japan.