YO5092 yukata cotton
YO5092 yukata cotton

YO5092 yukata cotton

Regular price $18.00
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9 in stock

-Sold as yardage

-Vintage Japanese yukata cotton

-Hand-dyed in Showa period, 14" wide

-A graphic checkerboard of mauve and eggplant purple on caution yellow—with motifs of sakura, nesting boxes and calligraphy

Adventuresome quilters love to work with yukata cottons. The out-of-the-ordinary patterns add a special spirit to their projects.

Approximately 14” wide, yukata cotton is loomed for making casual, unlined summer kimono. One bolt measures 12 yards—the exact amount needed to make one kimono.

Artisans, using the ​chusen​ method, hand-dye this remarkable cotton with paper stencils and vivid colors.

Okan Arts sources 20- to 60-year-old yukata cottons in Japan from kimono stores, antique shops, flea markets, and pickers. The vintage bolts are shipped to Tokyo where they are consolidated for the journey to Okan Arts in North America.