Two Girls 1905 by Blue Ruin1, via Flickr

Two Young Japanese Girls, in kimono, It looks like a hand-coloured postcard, but in fact it's a coloured collotype, which is a mechanical printing process used before offset lithography.

Stunning intricate embroidery on a Japanese Kimono

On Black Background! Stunning intricate embroidery on a Japanese Kimono

japanese traditional 'fukuro' obi belt. Lavish use of gold and silver threads in hand embroidered and painted chrysanthemum flowers and golden leaf motif. 1930s, silk brocaide. Frequently these obi were more expensive than the kimonos they adorned.

Japanese Antique Obi Sash belt Japanese traditional 'fukuro' obi belt with hand embroidered and painted chrysanthemum flowers motif. around material: silk brocade

Japanese Fantasy Flowers  These colourful Art Deco floral images are fine art giclee reproductions of original designs used to produce hand-painted wallpaper and are from the TROWBRIDGE antique archives.

TROWBRIDGE - Japanese Fantasy Flowers - These colourful Art Deco floral images are fine art giclee reproductions of original designs used to produce hand-painted wallpaper and are from the TROWBRIDGE antique archives. in Silver Leaf Mirror (Frame Code:

Tibetan rainbow clouds

Rainbow Cloud Study cm Acrylic on stretched canvas A study of typical Tibetan rainbow clouds, that feature in Thanka painting, temple decoration and silk brocades.

Ainu Robe (chikarkarpe) - The two methods of embelishing the Ainu robes are applique and embroidery, usually combined harmoniously; the severe applique outlines softened by the delicate undulating embroidery. The iconography combines two elements- ovoid motifs and curves used to create a netlike pattern to trap the evil spirits. The design is always symmetrical but as it is done freehand it is never perfectly so. It is also continuous front to back. The body of this ...

The Ainu originally inhabited all islands of present day Japan as well as southern Sakhalin which is part of Russia. Hunters gatherers who lived in autonomous villages they were gradually disenfranchised by the Japanese.

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