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"Butterfly Whimsy" Furisode Kimono



 
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Gold and silver accents
Our Price: $299.00
Sale Price: $259.00
Material: Silk
Length: 51" (63" untucked)
Width: 50" Wrist to Wrist
Hips/Waist: 54"
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1216WK13


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"Butterfly Whimsy" Furisode Kimono

This is a traditional furisode kimono created for a young, unmarried woman. Note the long sleeves (furi = long, sode = sleeves) sometimes called "butterfly sleeves", which flow with grace when she gestures, attracting male attention!


A pleasant light celery green background with a floral jacquard is the background for beautifully drawn butterflies. Colorful with silver and gold accents including couching. This pattern was done with the yuzen technique - see video below.

Currently shortened a bit with a basted tuck just above the hem, but it could be easily let out by removing the stitching to gain 12 more inches of length. Velcro is sewn on the front collar in two spots for ease of dressing. Two blemishes on the back side sleeve - see photos.
Yuzen Technique

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