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"Chu Sleeve" Vintage Furisode Kimono
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Chu Furisode
Our Price: $125.00
Material: silk
Length: 64"
Width: 51"
Body: 45"
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0123FCFWK9

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 is a slight modification of the traditional furisode - the sleeve length has been modified to fall between the standard kimono and the furisode.

A pure white silk background (fairly rare) features a jacquard weave of chrysanthemums - some woven to catch the light and shimmer over the others.

The design is balanced across the bottom front left and the top right shoulder and includes large black shibori plum blossoms behind a colorful set of plum blossoms in orange, red and yellow. Chrysanthemums also appear at the center of some of the plum blossoms. Gold couching detail on some featured blossoms. Tiny pinholes from the gathered shibori design are also still visible.

Sleeve length = 25"

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.

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