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Geisha's Flowers & Waves Hikizuri Kimono on wafuku.co.uk - 1
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  • An antique, geisha’s hikizuri kimono. Dramatic rolling waves and the paper parts of fans. Lots of gold lacwuer detail. Geisha kimonos are rare finds and regardless of condition, are precious items. Some blemishes but this one is in very good condition for its age. It has 5 mon (crests), the mon are katabami.
  • The geisha who owned it will have worn this with the hem trailing on the floor. The slight padding in the hem makes it lie smoothly spread out
  • Silk inside and out, with an additional lower lining ins synthetic textile.
  • Fully lined
  • Made and bought in Japan
  • **If shown with a sash, the sash is not included; for display purposes only, to let you see it closed, however, all kimono require an obi or some sort of sash to hold them closed; these are always bought separately. Think of it like a skirt and blouse, you can't wear either on its own, you buy them separately and mix and match
  • Kimono collars are worn folded in, in half, at the neck.
  • Kimono Fronts: Kimonos are worn with left front on top of right, by both men and women. The Japanese use the phrase phrase, ‘left over rice’, to remember this
  • Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only


Condition:
Very good – some relatively minor spots – see photos below

Measurements:
Sleeve end to sleeve end 130cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 67cm
Depth of sleeve 52cm
Length 121cm

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

Geisha's Flowers & Waves Hikizuri Kimono

SKU: wgk12
£760.00Price
  • 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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