Japan, mid-20th century or older
24” long x 13” (selvedge to selvedge)
Hand-Painted on silk “chirimen” (textured silk crepe)
Good condition except for some very small scattered holes and notches in the right selvedge.
This fabric (called “yuzen”) was hand-painted with textile dyes by means of a complicated process. This piece was originally part of a woman’s kimono. It is beautifully designed and executed with subtle shading. Butterflies with faux tie-dye wings fly among cherry blossoms, peonies, sweet peas, and spider mums.
If you are interested in this Japanese fabric please contact Susan Meller.