This beautiful vintage woman’s kimono is of figured silk in the furisode style with very long sleeves, and features a dyed design of tied wrapping paper (tabane-noshi), royal oxcarts (often a symbol for treasure/wealth), and the Three Auspicious Motifs of pine, bamboo, and plum blossoms. The colorful designs are accented with metallic gold highlights and embroidery – including couched gold threads. White silk lining. There are a couple minor discolorations and spots that didn’t show up on the camera.
Very approximate dimensions:
Sleeve hang length is 42”, kimono is 50” wide from wrist to wrist, and is 62“ long from shoulder to hem, width of the back is 24”.
You can wear this, hang it on your walls, or cut it up for pillows, totes, quilts, etc.
Size differences in kimono are minimal, and are actually one-size-fits-all garments that fit an American size 2-12. Kimono are surprisingly long because they were cut so that Japanese women could pull them up at the waist to the precise length needed, and bind them in place with an obi.
There are many non-traditional ways for Westerners to wear kimono. They can be bloused and worn with a chain belt or sash. They can be worn open, as dusters or luxurious evening coats. Some pieces can be shortened if desired, depending upon their design. If you wish to learn how to wear kimono in the traditional way, please see The Book of Kimono, by Noria Yamanaka for complete instructions.
Colors may vary by monitor, we cannot guarantee color. Please remember that this item is old, and therefore there may be spots or discoloration or fading or the faint smell of the Japanese warehouse it came from. We make every effort to identify and note those problems, but there may be something we missed. We cannot accept returns, thank you for understanding.