1950s Embroidered Crane Uchikake Wedding Kimono

This late 50s, perhaps early 1960s Japanese wedding kimono is a stunning textile. These are often displayed and it is easy to see why as it is extraordinary beautiful. The silk has a stunning scene of golden cranes, the symbol of happiness and eternal youth,  floating across its surface. It is very long in length and the hem padded. It would have been worn open over another garment with the glorious back trailing behind. It is very heavy and of very good quality. The colors are bright and true and the embroidery work fine. Behind the embroidery you can see how the fabric has been hand dyed and goes from a solid red to a washed pink to the cream silk at the bottom. The hem is the same red as the interior. Beautiful! Excellent condition.

Fully lined in red silk with a padded hem. No closures. A special thank you to textile expert Marla Mallett for helping to date and identify this piece. 

52" across the shoulders and 72" in length

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# C363

This garment is in clean, as found condition, steamed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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