hand-dyed japanese cottons

A true Japanophile, I love to visit Japan and import vintage yukata cottons. My inventory to date includes over 550 bolts of different patterned cottons from the 1960s through to the 1990s.

All the yukata fabrics are hand-dyed. Traditionally the cotton was dyed with indigo blue but many of the newer patterns are produced with a vivid array of colors. In Japan, one bolt is used to make one yukata—a casual unlined summer kimono.

My shop in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle is a great place to see the whole collection. Please make an appointment to visit by emailing: patricia@okanarts.com

Typically I complement my Guild presentations and other quilting gatherings, such as retreats, with a colorful fabric sale. I bring a portion of my inventory and fill table after table with rolls of the narrow-width yukata cottons.

Yukata cottons from Okan Arts