We have been collecting and dealing vintage and antiqueworld ethnographic textiles for almost forty years, and have a sister websiteto The Kimono Gallery at Yorke Antique Textiles which deals with Japanese,Indonesian, Central Asian, Chinese and European textiles.
In 2003, we became more interested in focusing onJapanese textiles, especially kimonos. With most of the world's bestethnographic artworks already heavily collected during the 20th century, it wasastonishing to discover that in the 21st century one of the world's most iconicethnographic arts - the kimono - would be so little understood and collected.Certainly the vast amount of extant kimonos - in the millions - smoke-screenedthe fact that among the multitude were a relatively small amount of kimonogems. We have viewed roughly a million kimonos -- those kimonos found in pricelevels three and four in this gallery are the gems of that extensivesearch.
Our clients include museums, interior decorators,collectors as well as kimono enthusiasts in general. We hope that you findsomething on the website that you will wish to collect and treasure.