Showstopping, dramatic long chirimen silk, violet-plum coloured kimono with elegant, all-over floral design, sweeping long sleeves and multilayered, stand-up (or fold down and secure with poppers) collar in contrasting colours. Lined with cotton gauze and fade-dyed, dot-stamped silk.
We’re guessing this may be a wedding kimono. The length of the sleeves and all-over design indicate it is a young woman’s garment, and the auspicious and flamboyant floral decoration, plus the fabulously fancy collar, all point to this. The tradition in Japan is to have a pure white robe for the wedding ceremony, followed by a highly decorative kimono for the rest of the celebrations.
This would certainly make a unique and unusual wedding outfit. Kimonos are ideal for lounging around during lockdown, and also make stylish dressing gowns. Their exquisite fabrics and textile designs mean they are wearable works of art, perfect for when galleries and museums reopen and arty events recommence, or as decorative artworks for the home.
One size 8-14. 63 inches/160 cm. Very good vintage condition. Matching belt available, upon request.