Kimono Silk Trench Coats

I brought trench coats to the Baltimore Craft Show, sewn from [what else?] beautiful, vintage Japanese silks.
The one below, from a deconstructed and rearranged, very cool, old kimono.
A design of cranes and pine trees, cherry blossoms and feathers.
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The back.
These are each one of a kind. There is enough for one coat per kimono.
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Meisen! The beautiful, amazing, gorgeous, Japanese version of ikat.
In a black and white cracked ice design with bits of scattered color.
Meisen, So Cool!
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And this cutie, another beautiful Meisen silk, in a twirling, scribble design.
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All off to happy new homes!

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4 Comments

  1. Jan Sturtevant
    Posted March 6, 2016 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    These are so, so beautiful. I love how you are inspired by the fabrics.

  2. Christina G Sells
    Posted March 6, 2016 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    OMG the cranes one is off the charts beautiful. I have a feeling that if I’d seen this, and tried it in my size, I would have grabbed it!

  3. Posted March 6, 2016 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Gaynor Laight
    Posted March 7, 2016 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Gosh they are so beautiful – you are such an inspiration

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