We sell bundles of Kimono Fabric from vintage Kimonos, for people who do quilting or textile art.
A bundle of Silk Kimono fabric consists of ten pieces of mostly silk kimono textiles, in pieces sized approximately 6-7″ wide by 9-12″ long. Our Kimono Silk bundles are taken from Vintage Silk Kimonos and have a little bit of everything in them. They make also include some beautiful synthetics mixed in with the silks. These fabric bundles are almost always available for purchase.
We also have bundles of Stenciled Kimono cotton, and Indigo Ikat Kimono cotton. The indigo tones tend to be muted and refined, rather than bright, and because they are dyed from real indigo should be washed separately.
Japanese Indigo Ikat Kimono textiles are extremely labor intensive. Most of them are old indigo textiles that were dyed 40 to 70 years ago. At that time most indigo was dyed between 20 and 40 times, producing a color that was fast, and would never fade away; only turn more lovely with washing, and exposure to sunlight. Nowadays, real Japanese Indigo is becoming harder and harder to find. Contemporary Indigo is only dyed 12 times, and it’s still considered so labor intensive that few people are interested in learning how to do it. Because Japanese Indigo dyeing is a fading art, most of the Indigo pieces we sell are Collector’s Items.
The textiles used in Kimonos are some of the finest, most labor-intensive textiles in the world – the silk is often hand-woven, hand-dyed, hand-painted, hand-embroidered, or hand-done shibori tie-dye, and almost every kimono is hand-sewn. Every kimono is one-of-a-kind, and a textile bundle can add to the art form you are passionate about.