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Kimono silks, fripperies and royal gossip

I’ve bought some rather pretty pogey bait at op shops in the last few weeks. First, a fabulous necklace: It’s a little more fantasy than historical, but in a pinch it could do late Victorian (at least based on my Sears and Roebucks from the 1890s). And it’s just a lovely piece all on its own, with fairly quality workmanship. The fabric it is resting on is a roll of unused vintage kimono crepe. ┬áLike so many kimono out there, it has the paulownia mon. I had a bit of a blowout on vintage kimono silks actually. In addition to the pink I got this beautiful crepe with mysterious white on white patterning. Its a whole roll (an entire kimono), unmade up, so the pattern disappears and reappears along the roll, and includes bits of design that make no apparent sense at the moment, but will when they are matched with the right corresponding bits. I’m looking forward to placing a kimono pattern over it, and figuring out how the designs would fit together. And …