Vintage Mid-Century Kimono Bolt – Metallic Sprays of Flowers on Rust Silk


  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan

1 in stock

SKU: KIMRUST Categories: ,


This roll of haori kimono silk (called a ‘tan’) is a lovely shade of soft rust with metallic sprays of flowers and the same floral sprays echoed subtly in the weave of the rust silk.   This was intended to be a formal kimono (all the external fabric, lining not included), so variations of the design appear in places along the length, placed where they need to be on the sleeves, collar, hem, etc.   In between the florals (which seem to be placed every 15″ apart, and which are about 12″ long) is plain silk.  Small marks on the selvage tell you where to cut/fold to make a kimono.

You can either cut this up and sew it into a formal kimono (tutorials available online), or make your own unique creation out of this vintage silk.

Lovely drape, soft, vintage silk, possibly from the 1950s, in excellent condition – a new bolt (what’s called “deadstock” – a bolt that’s never been touched so is a ‘new’ bolt, even though it’s vintage). 
Color seems to be slightly faded along both selvedges.  Once you add your seam allowance, this should not be an issue.

Just under 14″ wide, this price is for the entire bolt – about 13-15 yards. 


Colors may vary by monitor, we cannot guarantee color.  This fabric has been inspected and is deemed to be in excellent condition, however, please remember that it is vintage, and therefore there may be spots or discoloration or fading or the faint smell of the Japanese warehouse it came from.  We make every effort to find and identify those problems, but there may be something we missed.  We cannot accept returns, thank you for understanding.
No returns accepted. Colors may vary by monitor. If you need precise color or texture, please order a swatch (look in our shop for the Swatch item for terms and ordering info).

Additional Information

Weight 0.37 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 4 x 4 in