Vintage Mid-Century Kimono Silk Bolt – Brushstroke Painted Floral Scroll Design


  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan

1 in stock

SKU: KIMSCROLL Categories: ,


This roll of haori kimono silk (called a ‘tan’) is a lovely shade of soft cream with white and pink flowers, green leaves, and surrounded with purple shading – there is at least one set of characters and signature so the whole thing looks like a brush painting done on a scroll.  Beautiful and unique hand-painted design.  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.   The florals seem to run almost continually along the length of the fabric, and the silk itself has a plain weave with a crepe hand.  You can see the artist mark on the beginning of the bolt which assures you that this bolt is untouched and complete.  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).  
Around 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