This is a breathtaking wedding kimono (uchikake) of figured red silk with a shimmery flower garden. The silk is very soft and features a romantic woven design of paired cranes in diamonds. The lower portion of the kimono is dyed a very deep blue (with a ombred color change) and lavishly decorated with hand-painted and embroidered flowers of good fortune alongside a stream. The garden is heavily accented with metallic paint, foils, holographic applique (visible as the light silver spots in the last photo), the design was so incredible that we just couldn’t pass on it!! The bumper hem and lining are a complementary vermilion red. The paint and foils are slightly worn and cracked and tarnished in a few places, but overall in excellent condition.
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 could absolutely wear this or display it on your wall or cut it up and for pillows, totes, and quilts.
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.