VIntage Japanese cotton kimono remnants, beads, procelain, threads, frame14" square
Hand-Appliqued Fiber Collage using vintage Japanese cottons gifted to me by three friends. Sewn onto a cream background and mounted on a frame. Embellished with beads and broken porcelain.(Blue background is only for photo.)
The central image, a vintage hand-stencil-dyed Japanese summer yukata sample, features caramel-colored Autumn Bell Flowers (Kikyo in Japanese) and a lavender summer fan (sensu in Japanese) decorated with a sea plover (chidori) flying over the ocean… both placed on a majestic deep purple background. A patchwork medley of lively patterning in related colors forms an uneven inner border; another set of outer borders secure the hold. The center portion and the outer olive green side borders are hand-quilted, while the patchwork medley and top and bottom borders are machine quilted.