1930s Floral Hand Painted Silk Red Kimono
This is an early Japanese, made for the tourist market, silk crepe kimono in an absolutely stunning shade of a raspberry. It is hand screened and painted with hauntingly beautiful floral motifs. Each design is also hand detailed with a thin black line. I just love the romantic feel of the huge blossoms as they trail across the surface of the kimono. 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 and a sash! Presents as great condition with a few small flaws
The kimono is fully lined with white cotton in the sleeves, a solid silk through the body and a cream silk through the upper half. It has no closures. It is in excellent shape overall with some minor areas that look like old color transfers or watermarks here and there. There are also three hand done repairs - one on the front near the edge, one on a sleeve and one on the back shoulder. I do not feel like these distract. Please do remember these were worn and loved so have a natural patina and should not be expected to be perfect! It is after all almost 100 years old!
Shoulders: 25" from seam to seam
Bust: 26" from side seam to side seam, and continuing to bottom hem
Total length: 60" shoulder to bottom hem
Sleeves: 12" from shoulder seam to longest point with a 18" drop
Modern Sizing Equivalent: One size fits all
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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