Japan, mid-20th century or older
Two separate pieces: 20.5” long x 9” (one selvedge) and 32.5” long x 6.5” (one selvedge)
Hand-Painted on silk “chirimen” (textured silk crepe)
Good condition except for slight marks where stitching was removed.
This fabric (called “yuzen”) was hand-painted with textile dyes by means of a complicated process. This piece was originally part of a young boy’s kimono. It probably depicts characters from a Japanese fairy tale.
If you are interested in this Japanese fabric please contact Susan Meller.