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Exquisite, Antique Wedding Furisode
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  • A superb, colourful, antique, wedding furisode kimono, with phoenix and gosho guruma (imperial carriage). A Taisho kimono or very early Showa kimono, so around 100 years old. It has gosho guruma (Imperial carriages), large fans; one with a handsome phoenix, bamboo, pines and plum blossom. It has 5 mon (crests) and touches of gold lacquer outlining on the design. The kimono is pure Silk, with hand applied textile art and entirely hand sewn. There are nice touches of embroidery in the design details and it has 5 mon (crests – its crests are bamboo leaves and flowers). The kimono is pure Silk, with hand applied textile art and entirely hand sewn. The design continues on the tomohakkake (inner lining), which is only seen on very, very expensive, high quality kimonos. The inside is not seen when the kimono is on, so it is a costly extravagance to have textile art designed and hand applied on the inside.
  • Made and bought in Japan


Type:

  • A wedding furisode kimono, for a Japanese bride. Furisode means ‘swinging sleeves'. They have extra deep sleeves, much deeper than standard kimonos, and are worn on special occasions. This one is especially formal, because it has mon (Japanese crests).
  • Silk


Condition: 
Extremely good – some minor marks and a hint of yellowing on the upper lining. The most noticeable mark is at the blue wheel (see photo below). In extremely good condition for its age, strong and wearable and magnificent as a display piece. - see photos below, click each one to see an enlargement.

Measurements:
Sleeve end to sleeve end 120cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 61cm
Sleeve Depth 106cm
Length 158cm

Sizing:
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 fit from the measurements given.Measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length. If shown modelled, the woman in the photos is 125 cm from wrist to wrist.

Exquisite, Antique Wedding Furisode

SKU: wk1026
£1,875.00 Regular Price
£1,593.75Sale Price
  • Kimono require a sash to hold them closed. This is always bought separately. Men usually wear a kaku obi with their kimono or, casually at home, a soft heko obi

    Sizing: 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 fit from the measurements given. Check length given for the garment, then measure from base of back of your neck down to judge that length on you
    Also measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length

    Some of my garments have white stitching (shitsuke) round the outside edges to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment

    Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing kimonos. All cleaning is done entirely at your own risk, as is standard with all vintage garments and items. I would advise only dry cleaning

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

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