This beautiful vintage woman’s kimono features printed and hand-painted partial temari balls outlined in gold on a woven hemp-patterned background, red dots in graduated density add some color. Pure silk. Silk lining features the ombered dip-dyed edging typical of high-quality kimono of the mid-late Showa Period. 2 snaps in back neck band.
Some stains, especially on sleeves, which may be cleanable – talk to an expert dry cleaner who specializes in vintage clothes. Otherwise, this might be a good piece to cut up and reuse in crafts, for pillows and other home dec, etc.
Sleeve hang length is 19.25”, kimono is 53” wide from wrist to wrist, and is 63.25“ long from shoulder to hem, width of the back is 25.5”.
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.
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