Japanese Chirimen Silk One-Of-A-Kind Brooch | Japanese Kimono Baby, (tenshi) Fashion Accessory

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Dimensions: 1-1/4”h x 2-1/2”l

This one-of-a-kind, whimsical silk pin is made with Chirimen, (crepe), made from repurposed vintage silk fabrics is of a reclining baby, (tench), with outstretched arms which is a traditional subject. This unique Brooch was created and crafted by a 90-year-old Japanese woman whose parents were Kimono makers. She focused on and learned how to make other decorative items such as miniature kimonos, and silk brooches, all handmade and hand-stitched from small-scaled patterned silks to compliment her designs. The skillful use of the subject and fabrication technique gives this Takayama artist’s work a refined quality, transforming woven material into expressive three-dimensional shapes.

Condition: Excellent and beautiful examples of Japanese handicrafts retaining the original craft/workmanship showing wonderfully-developed sewing and stitching skills. A collectible and an exceptional fashion accessory for the collectors of textile arts.

NOTE: The Japanese believe that being a fashion decorative accessory, a unique and unusual interpretation of a brooch such as this is connected to our bodies, therefore symbolizes what a person admires and values as well as a quirk.