1950s Embroidered and Hand Dyed Furisode Kimono
This late 50s, perhaps early 1960s Japanese furisode 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 created from a combination of embroidery and hand dyed techniques, floating across its surface. It is very long in length. The furisode was worn by unmarried Japanese women who would pull them up and then belt them at the proper length for them with an Obi. It is a good weight but not cumbersome and the work is 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. A second layer runs all around the edges for contrast. Everything is hand finished and both layers of the hem are lightly padded. Beautiful! Excellent condition.
Fully lined in both white and red silk with a light padded double 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
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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