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         From the collection of Marla Mallett
We have assembled here a few special pieces that should be of interest to collectors of Japanese kimono and other textile art. These have been selected for their historic interest, rarity, age, quality, or special artistry. The group includes all types of garments.  Most, but not all, of the antique pieces here are more pricey than the vintage garments on our other pages, but price has not been the major determinant.  The line between  "collectible" and "decorative" pieces is very fuzzy and indeed subjective. Some lavish wedding kimono,  furisode, or tomesode on the other pages, for example, may exceed the items below in cost, and could just as well have been included here. We can expect many of the best hand-decorated vintage pieces to become increasingly valuable as their rarity becomes more evident and their beauty and superb craftsmanship are more widely appreciated.   

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Japanese Hikizuri
Taisho period 1930s.   
Rinzu
silk with silk and metallic
embroidery.
K-4312


Japanese Uchikake
1930s.
Wedding kimono of silk satin with
painting and metallic embroidery.
K-9326

Japanese Kuro Tomesode
1880-1900
Chirimen silk crepe formal kimono
with yuzen dyeing.  Extensive painting
on the lining.  Red benibana upper
lining.
K-9430


Japanese Shibori Furisode
Early Taisho period, 1912-1920
Young woman's kimono with tie-dye, 
yuzen
dyeing, gold and silver surihaku,  
and silk embroidery.
K-4309


Japanese Uchikake
Meiji Period, 1870s.
Yuzen dyeing and sumi-e painting;
gold embroidered accents.

K-7625

Japanese Irosode
Meiji period. Circa 1900.
Woman's formal kimono of chirimen  
silk crepe with yuzen decoration.
K-7514


Japanese Furisode
Late 1950s.
Rinzu silk with yuzen dyeing and
shibori.
K-8803


Japanese Child's Kimono

Early Meiji period, 1868-1880.
Girls lightly padded kimono with 
yuzen
dyeing and sumi-e hand painting. 
K-5598


Japanese Shibori Furisode
Early Showa period, 1935-1940.
Young woman's kimono with floral 
tie-dye motif. Bokashi shading on a 
rinzu
silk lining.
K-4311


Japanese Irosode
Meiji period, circa 1910.
Woman's formal kimono of figured 
rinzu
silk decorated with yuzen dyeing 
and small touches of silk embroidery. 
K-2615
 


Japanese Kimono

Meiji period, circa 1880.
Silk, with sumi-e painting of island 
scene.
K-5989


Japanese Irosode

Late Meiji period, circa 1910
Rinzu silk kimono with yuzen dyeing.
K-7096


Japanese Kasuri Kimono
1940s.
Sheer Sha silk with double ikat
design and metallic brocading.
K-4118


Japanese Uchikake

Early Meiji period, 1870s.
Silk with sumi-e painting

K-7626


Japanese Tomesode

Meiji period, 1890-1900.
Woman's formal kimono in chirimen  
silk with yuzen dyed motif.
K-7018


MARLA MALLETT
1690 Johnson Road NE
Atlanta GA  30306   USA

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