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"Taiko and Fans" Tomesode Kimono
vintage tomesode kimono


 
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Signed with a stamp
Our Price: $150.00
Sale Price: $125.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 59"
Width (inches): 50" Wrist to Wrist
Body (inches): 52" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0220WK10


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This is a vintage Japanese tomesode kimono - typically reserved for wearing to formal events. The traditional black bodice has five 4-diamond crests on the upper portion and the lower portion is filled with a contemporary (1960s or 70s?) design of taiko drums, folding fans, and much more. Perhaps this kimono was made for a musician or a fan of traditional Japanese music?

The patterning seems modern - the motifs were applied with stencils and deep, rich dye colors - brick, teal, orange, purples, greens - and lots of gold. You may see a new design element each time you wear it or look at it on the wall.

This kimono is "signed" - with the artist's or design house stamp in red on the inside front panel, which would never be seen by the public.

So much hand work went into creating this kimono - yuzen, couching, embroidery and gold leaf accents. See the videos below to learn more about the steps that go into making kimono like this one.


Tomesode (sometimes called kurosode or "Mother of the Bride" kimono) are typically black style tomesode kimono reserved for very formal occasions. There are always at least three - but usually five - family crests on the upper section (one at the neck, one on the back of each sleeve, and one on each side of the collar) and an elegant design that stretches across the entire hemline with more of the image in the front, where it would be seen best.

Japanese Embroidery
Gold Leaf
Couching
Yuzen Technique

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