Vintage Mid-Century Kimono Silk Bolt – Sprays of Flowers


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This roll of haori kimono silk (called a ‘tan’) is the softest pale pink with sprays of flowers.   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 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 very good 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).  Has some small brown age spots throughout as seen in the photos.

About 14.25” 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.

A closer examination has found there may be a few tiny spots or discolorations of the kind normally seen on vintage fabrics on at least 2 of the bolts in this category.  These are only noticeable if you look closely, may be cleanable, and seem to be most apparent in the first yard of the bolt.

For that reason, the price has been marked down, and all items are sold as-is, all sales final (per our standard shop policy).

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