Japanese Shipment November 2012
Textiles and more from the newest Japanese shipment, available in store now.
Kimono Fabric Rolls
More Kimono Fabric Rolls
Brocade Obi Fabrics
Furoshiki (wrapping cloths)
Indigo Futon Panels
Shibori Obi-age (soft obi)
Zabuton (floor cushions)
to 27th October
Ziguzagu loosely translates from Japanese to ‘zigzag’ – an appropriate term to describe the variety of works
created by over 35 artists incorporating vintage Japanese textiles into their practice; Zigging from quilts to dolls, bags, scarves and zagging to clothing, footwear and more. An open
exhibition of work created by customers of Ziguzagu, the show covers a surprising variety of styles and objects in the textile medium.
The exhibition will be held at Kazari Collector located next door to Ziguzagu. Works will be curated in the gallery space amongst Japanese art and antiques.
at Kazari Collector - 450 Malvern Rd, Prahran.
Show will run daily (except Sundays) 10.00 - 5.00, October 13th to 27th 2012
Some photos taken at the opening, Saturday 13th October.
Something different from Indonesia
NEW IN STOCK a large variety of bright and cheerful items from Indonesia.
Wonderful wide width woven ikat fabrics in cotton and cotton/silk blend. Printed cotton batik sarong lengths.
Silk batik scarves and sarongs, jewelery and accessories.
13th to 27th October
Calling For Entries!
Are you a maker? Do you incorporate our fabrics etc into your work? Or do you know someone who does?
Ziguzagu invites all customers to participate in a texile specific showcase exhibition, at our parent store location - Kazari Collector Generous vouchers for Ziguzagu fabrics are being offered to participants. All styles and types of work
are welcome from toys to fashion, quilts to cushions, trade customers too. Items may be for show only or sale (small commission taken).Only stipulation is - the item must be made wholly or in part with Ziguzagu stock.
Interested in pacticipating?
Please email us with images of your work (files no large than 1MB if possible) or if you prefer snail mail that is fine too mailing
address. Please include your contact details and all relevant size and construction details of work.
There is no restriction on number of works submitted or overall size, so if it is from Ziguzagu fabrics send a picture in!
A variety of works will be selected once all entrant's submissions are reviewed.
All images must be received by Monday 24th of September. Further details will be sent to all prospective exhibitors once images are received.The exhibition at Kazari Collector will have a champagne opening on the afternoon of Saturday 13th of October and run for the following two weeks.
So plenty of time to come on in and get some supplies!
Any queries please contact us
Our New Shop
A few pictures of our new space in Malvern Rd, Prahran.
We carry many wonderful Japanese garment books here at Ziguzagu for those interested in using kimono fabrics for modern, western style clothing designs. A quiet moment in the shop allowed us to
have a go ourselves.
The stylish top below took under 2 hours and 3.5 meters of fabric.
This book - Refashioning Kimono - Without Patterns and many others are available in store. Check out out textile book page for Books in
Japanese shipment February 2012
Itomaki - silk thread spool
Furoshiki - wrapping cloth
Sakiori kotatsu cover
Chinese Shipment January 2012
An exciting new shipment has arrived from China, including both new items and some old favorites. Stock is limited so come
in soon to take full advantage of the great range of items on offer.
Miao Indigo Dyed Skirt Panels. Available by the metre.
Miao Full Skirt - one only! SOLD
Miao Batik Indigo Large Throws SOLD
Miao Dot Batik Throws
Indigo Rag Rugs SOLD
Large Woven Throws SOLD
Rough Natural Flax Roll 44cm wide
Assorted coloured hemps also available.
We have a great selection of new bone and resin beads in this shipment - large and small skulls, laughing
Budai and much more..
And for those wanting something a bit more outrageous!
We welcome back a large selection of 50's cotton futon panels in an explosion of colours and
Silk Kimono Wrap Skirts
Created exclusively by Ziguzagu
Due to their popularity, Ziguzagu has once again released a limited number of silk skirts, fashioned from tomosode (formal
The skirts incorporate fine details such as metallic and silk thread embroidery, gold couching and hand painted motifs.
Please note - some discolouration and imperfections are evident, adding to their charm and allure as vintage pieces and as such are not considered flaws.
All skirts are hand finished and as wrap skirts have a free sizing fit that will accommodate sizes 10 through 16. Softly
gathered onto the waistband these skirts fall to approximately mid knee and as such flatter most figures.
For further information or details please feel free to contact Ziguzagu staff.
Wrap Skirt - Fan and Cranes
Wrap Skirt- Floral
Wrap Skirt - Pine Branches SOLD
Wrap Skirt - Birds and Flowers
Wrap Skirt - Silver Pines SOLD
Wrap Skirt - Abstract Pines SOLD
Wrap Skirt - Waves
Wrap Skirt - Forest and Cranes SOLD
Beads Back In
Stock! April 2011
Smoked Animal Bone Skull Beads
Budai Beads 3.5cm tall - BACK IN
Seedpod Beads - Sold Out
New Stock Release
Come on in to see what jewels we have unearthed from our vast supply of Japanese textile
We have released many one of a kind vintage FABRICS ON THE ROLL.
Vintage Meisen silk kimono fabrics
There are beautiful new KIMONO, some stunning Wedding Kimono and a number of very special vintage wool
New Garment Rack
BORO - For those
interested in vintage indigo fabric, we have released a number of beautiful futon covers. Both patch-worked and 'katazome' (stencil dyed) printed fabrics.
See our showcase page for some more lovely pictures.
NOREN/BANNERS - our
stock includes both new and very old pieces, plus shop signage.
We have available large vintage banners, both horizontal and vertical hanging, printed with family crests or Japanese
Plus a number of quirky cotton bathhouse noren (from the 80's) printed with assorted cartoon animals and people, perfect
for hanging in children's rooms.
Visit our Links page as we have added and updated websites of interest.
Ziguzagu Gift Vouchers
Due to numerous requests from our customers we have recently
introduced the Ziguzagu Gift Voucher.
Valid for 12 months from date of purchase this is the ideal gift
for those who may like to choose their own special pieces from our vast range of stock. Voucher can also be used toward the making of a custom made item, be it cushions, a table runner or other
pieces for the home.
Voucher is available for any denomination (in Australian
dollars) and can be mailed to the recipient upon request. Further enquires please contact us.
New Stock from China!
Here is a preview of some of the fantastic new items we have unpacked from the most recent Chinese
shipment. An eclectic mix of fabrics and haberdashery. Aug 2010
New Stock Now Available!!
We are now bursting with beautiful kimono, obi and many fabulous fabrics. This shipment includes an
extensive range of yukata, men’s garments and vintage indigo items. Aug 2010
Due to popular demand we have created a new web page on our site the FAQ - frequently asked questions page. Take a look to get
a quick overview of the queries we receive on a regular basis from customers browsing our site.
Chinese Bone Beads
In stock - A recent buying trip to China has once again supplied us with these popular skull beads. Made in three different sizes 2cm, 1.2cm and 8mm the
skulls are all hand carved with distinct facial differences.
Also back in stock are the smiling Buddha Head beads. By popular demand.
Tenugui - Japanese Cotton Hand Towels
These versatile cotton rectangles measuring approximately 33 x 85cm come in a huge range of designs and colours and are
printed with various motifs from landscapes and flowers, through to
abstract food designs.
Often utilised as a type of business card (printed with shop name and telephone numbers), these pieces are a unique historical snapshot of
everyday Japanese advertising.
Great as a feature panel in quilts, handbag linings or to make small carry bags, book covers or use in their original form as hand towels or
Chinese Hemp Fabrics In Stock Now!!
Newly arrived from China, we now have in stock some beautiful plain woven hemp fabrics. Due to customer demand we have ensured a wide range of
colours are now available.
Fabulous for use as table runners, place mats, noren curtains or for embroidery and other needlecraft applications.
These fabrics are 45cm wide and come in many different colours.
* Pale Celadon Green
* Olive Green
* Burnished Old Gold
* Chocolate Brown
* Yellow Gold
* Orange Red
* Oatmeal -heavier weave, limited stock
Also available are a selection of slub weave cotton/hemp fabrics. Once again perfect for decorative or upholstery uses within the
These fabrics are 55cm wide and come in 3 different colours.
* Cream/Steel Grey (bi colour)
* Dark Chocolate
Gift wrapping the traditional way using furoshiki - is environmentally sustainable and the beautiful fabrics can be collected and
re-cycled - given with the special gift.
We have a selection of furoshiki or you can make them from our kimono textiles. The book illustrated is on of several on the
subject - we are now stocking.
Kimono Liza Dalby Random House
Liza Dalby's definitive guide for all those fascinated with the Japanese kimono, its cultural, social and historical significance.
A beautiful book with many illustrations throughout, the reader is taken on a journey that is both educational and thoroughly enjoyable.
“…Japanese regard kimono as the most beautiful native dress in the world. In its fabric is expressed the Japanese aesthetic sensibility to
season and color, in its folds is layered the soul of Japan.”
Also by the same author :
The Tale of Murasaki (fiction)
Silk Kimono Wrap Skirts
Created exclusively by Ziguzagu
A limited number of exquisite silk wrap skirts are now available for purchase. Having begun life as formal kimono (tomesode) more than
40 years ago, these pieces have been reinvented as stylish, tailored skirts, perfect for the 21st century.