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gifts from afar

May 12, 2011

as I am still blog/computer challenged I  haven’t figured out how to insert a link here – but, on my Feb. 27 blog “small gifts” I introduced Nagai-san. We exchange birthday presents and today I received a parcel. This is just the wrapping paper.

it may take a while before I can find someone to translate  but the washi (paper) and kanji (Japanese writing) is beautiful. Maybe someday it will become shifu.

this little bag is handwoven silk, woven on the end of a kimono length using silk thrums for the weft. The thrums are so fine she winds several at a time on the bobbin and just keeps adding more when one runs out. The handles are kumihimo, again using thrums. It is lined and has a little patchwork pocket. Nagai-san’s paper label is stitched onto the front.

if that isn’t enough there is this beautiful dip dyed silk scarf with  handrolled and stitched hems. Need to find out if this is a “blank’ scarf available for purchase. The weave structure is wonderful.


and the card says “I’m fine”. Good news from Japan.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2011 2:05 pm

    such lovely presents…i’ll bet you were dancing!


  2. May 13, 2011 12:22 pm

    aren’;t you a lucky girlxx they all look beautifulx lynda.


  3. May 13, 2011 12:28 am

    what a fascinating weave structure!looks like a networked huck of sorts.
    beautiful gifts, enjoy them!


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