Olive Leaves and Threads Vintage Kimono Silk 14" x 82". #4258
Soft, muted olive background was probably hand painted on to the base silk. Small olive-brown floating leaves seem to be watercolor. The 'threads' are done with jacquard and look like they are stitched, and the white ones are hand painted with a fine brush; you can see the white resist areas coming through on parts of the back of the fabric. This art silk was formerly part of a kimono. Soft, supple, drapey, pure silk in perfect condition. Japan.