1920s Rare Printed Tissue Silk Kimono

I have a few really fantastic twenties and earlier pieces coming over the next few weeks to share with you. One of my clients is a long term collector who has decided to edit their collection and I am the lucky girl who gets to have first pick! They have been collecting for years and years so the pieces are ones you rarely, if ever even get to see anymore! This is an early Japanese, made for the tourist market, boudoir tissue silk kimono. It is utterly stunningly and hauntingly beautiful! These were made to be soft and romantic and were stylized, pretty versions of the traditional kimono. Hand dyed and hand screened, this is a stunning and still vibrant palette of greens, vivid coral and oft blues. Parrots are the center piece of the design and I love the bright floral contrasts and edgings! It literally weighs mere ounces. There are fantastic to wear at home, as a light evening topper or even as a dress if you add a silk slip under it! Excellent condition and a real treat to have.

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