Romantic 1920s Printed Tissue Silk Pongee Kimono
I love finding these little kimonos and even though this one is not perfect it's too good not to have someone get a few more years if love out of it. 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. Thse were hand dyed and hand screened, and the print that covers it is a stunning and still vibrant palette of greens, vivid coral and soft blues. 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. Good overall condition with some notes below
Unlined and has an attached belt at the back. This items is almost 100 years old and has been worn & loved. There are some small holes along the seam s at the side and slight color transfer of the print here and there. I see a soft, faded water stain on one side at the back. These all add to the patina and in my opinion are not a detraction but it is priced to reflect the condition.
Sleeves: 14" with a 10" drop
Bust: 26" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 25.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 25.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 48" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
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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