Just Blues Bingata Chirimen Crepe Vintage Kimono Silk By the Yard #238
From dark indigo to light pastel 'baby blue', this bingata has blends of all blues throughout. Bamboo, huts with smoke streaming from chimneys, flowers, streams, forests, currents. Idyllic traditional Japanese designs throughout. This silk is quite cottony, lightweight, soft, stable, almost crisp, with a dry hand, a bit of body and no shine at all. The chirimen texture is pebbly-textured, but not as intensely as many. We can't find any two elements that were dyed just the same so we're assuming this is a true hand-stenciled, plant-dyed bingata, probably indigo, from Okinawa. Read more about bingata by clicking here. This is the first 'just blues' bingata we've seen. The back is mostly light blue; the design barely shows. 14" wide, perfect condition and sold by the full yard - we'll cut yours in one piece from the never used, vintage bolt. 100% Silk. Japan.
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