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Carp on Ro Silk Carp on Ro Silk
Item code: ck14

Price: £78.00

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Childís Silk Vintage Kimono


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Description:

  • Pure ro silk, vintage, childís kimono

  • This kimono has a wonderful design of carp on it. The Japanese say that when a carp succeeds in ascending a waterfall, it becomes a dragon. This would look magnificent if hung or framed with the back on view and the fronts pulled out to the sides; it is the perfect size for a display of Japanese textile art

  • Entirely hand sewn, as authentic, vintage kimonos are

  • This will originally have been an expensive kimono. Kids being kids, many vintage ones tend to be somewhat stained, this is in excellent condition

  • Beautiful to wear and makes a fabulous gift

  • Fully lined in silk

  • Made and bought in Japan

  • This kimono is the perfect size to be used as a display item. It would look great hung on the wall with a bamboo rod through the sleeves or in a large, simple frame

  • The kimono is fastened with the attached white front ties. You thread the tie on the inner front edge out through the armhole and round to the back, then take the one on the outer front edge round to the back and tie them. An obi/sash is usually worn on top, such as a soft heko obi

  • The Japanese adjust the size of childrenís kimono and hifu, so it sort of grows as the child grows. They adjust the width by making a big tuck on the outside of each shoulder and stitching it loosely, by hand, and just folding it down flat. They make the tucks smaller, bit by bit over time, as the child grows, though children do not wear them without any tucks.
    They adjust the length by making a big tuck all around the waist, again on the outside and loosely hand stitched and just folded down flat, then reducing the size of that tuck as the child grows (even adult kimonos are length adusted by making a big tuck round the waist and tying that in position before putting on the obi)
    One kimono often fits the same child for years this way

  • The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment

  • Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only

    Condition:
    Excellent

    Measurements:
    Sleeve end to sleeve end 32 cm
    Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 80 cm
    Length 80 cm

    Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge from the measurements given

    Photos:
    The frame in some photos is not included in the sale; itís not actually real, just drawn on as an example
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    An example of a framed, childís kimono (not the kimono offered for sale in this listing)



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    Additional Information
    One must bear in mind that most are vintage items, which I strive to describe accurately and honestly. A very few smell of mothballs or a touch of vintage mustiness, most do not. I usually mention it in the listing if one does but one must bear it in mind as a possibility when buying vintage and antique items.
    Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently, so colour in photos is purely a guideline, as I can't foresee how your monitor will display it. While I try to describe colour sometimes, a description often conjours up one colour to one person but may suggest a different colour to another, so, again, colour description is just a guide to colour.
    I therefore don't accept returns or exchanges due to colour, taste, mothball/vintage smell or fit (which can be judged by measurements given)


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    A haori kimono jacket is an exquisite, easy to wear, traditional Japanese jacket that looks wonderful worn either casually with jeans or dressed up with evening wear. It's a long Japanese jacket, with deep, kimono style, swinging sleeves; always in lovely fabrics, often with lavish designs on the back. Men's haori have the sleeves attached most of the way down the body, like their kimonos do, and tend to be plainer on the outside than women's ones but men's often have exquisite designs on the lining. Haori kimono jackets, unlike kimonos, do not need a sash or obi; they are either worn open or loosely fastened at centre front with a himo tie but, although the Japanese don't wear them with a sash, they also look fabulous cinched in at the waist with a belt. Haori kimono jackets mix perfectly with western world style clothing, so are a great way of adding that touch of Japan to your wardrobe.

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