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"Treasure Carts" Wedding Kimono (Uchikake)



 
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Imperial Treasure Carts
Our Price: $600.00
Sale Price: $500.00
Material: Silk
Length: 70"
Width: 51" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 54" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0217WEDKIMN9
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"Treasure Carts" Wedding Kimono (Uchikake)

This is a vintage Japanese wedding kimono - called an uchikake - that adds tradition, formality and elegance to that special day.

This uchikake features traditional imperial carts (gosho) scattered about the cream colored background. These "dowry carts" followed new brides to their new home with her husband's family. Bright red, green and purple carts - each hand-embroidered, not woven! - and lots of gold and silver accents. The red padded hemline is traditional.

There is a small spot on the back of one sleeve, and a slight discoloration on the collar - see photos.

There are several types of Japanese wedding kimono (uchikake, kakeshita, shiromuku), but the uchikake is the heaviest and most colorful. It is meant to be worn on top of the kakeshita wedding kimono, and is not meant to be tied with an obi. Rather, it is draped over the shoulders and worn mostly for picture taking. These make amazing displays.


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