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"Aged Beauty" Vintage Furisode Kimono
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Our Price: $150.00
Material: silk
Length: 64"
Width: 51"
Body: 47"
Condition: Very Good

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Product Code: 0123FCFWK10

Add a display rod?:
60" Wooden Display Rod - $44 - Brown (US addresses only) [Add $44.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $44 - Natural (US addresses only) [Add $44.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $49 - Black (US addresses only) [Add $49.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $49 - Red (US addresses only) [Add $49.00]

This listing is for a traditional vintage furisode kimono originally created for a young, unmarried woman.

This furisode is quite vintage - the colors and design suggest the 1950s or possibly earlier. Two large cranes careen around the hem and others fly along the sleeves, far above a tea house balcony below. Lots of pine boughs and clouds, all in an autumn palette.

Lovely embroidery on some of the feathers as well as the crest and beak of the featured cranes. Five family crests also appear at the neck, shoulders and front collar but they are somewhat obscured by the painted design.

At one time there was more gold leaf speckling but over time that has faded or been chipped away. There is some mottling from age in the lighter areas. Note the additional design on the inside lining of the kimono - it is a sign of greater value and expense when areas are patterned that would never be seen by the public.

Sleeve length = 37".

Furisode are worn for formal events, such as Seijin-no-hi (Coming of Age Day, sometimes translated as Adults Day) in early January. Furisode are also worn for weddings, recitals, receptions, and other celebrations calling for formal attire. Note the long sleeves (furi = long, sode = sleeves) sometimes called "butterfly sleeves", which flow with grace when she gestures, attracting male attention!

If you'd like to display the kimono, we offer hanging rods as an option (see above).

For more information about wearing a furisode or the techniques to make this kimono, see videos below.
Wearing Furisode Kimono

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