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May 20, 2011

occasionally I can’t resist the temptation and order something from Ichiroya, in Osaka. They are a small family owned and operated business that I have found to be very pleasant and knowledgeable with an eclectic collection of Japanese textiles.

this hinagata arrived today. It is a cotton, padded, miniature sleeping kimono yogi. Hinagata were often hand stitched by school girls to practice making/sewing kimono. As all kimono were hand stitched, taken apart to clean and then restitch this was a required skill for most women. Kimono is always worn with the front opening folded left over right.

the stitches are perfect including decorative stitches. When closed, it measures 21″ X 27″. The use of 3 different fabrics adds to the charm.

Included with the thank you card was a small piece of black silk  kanoko shibori with a nice pattern.

also in the mail, my property tax notice. C’est la vie!

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 20, 2011 1:15 pm

    beautifulx lynda


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