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"Satiny Red" Vintage Kimono
womans haori kimono jacket


 
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Family Crest
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Silk
Length: 60"
Width: 48" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 48" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0921WK12


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Description
 
This listing is for a vintage Japanese woman's kimono robe.

The silk of this kimono is smooth, satiny silk in red with a tiny white pattern created with tiny, tiny dots. The design is of two fans - a curved folding fan (sens) and a paddle fan (uchiwa) - and was created with a very finely cut stencil. See the video below for how stencils like this are cut and used.

On the back of the neck is a single family crest, which is unusual. Typically, family crests are reserved for semi-formal kimono - which this must be - but small repeat patterns like this are more commonly used on casual kimono. Semi-formal kimono tend to have larger, asymmetrical patterning.

Most Japanese women rarely wore kimono after WWII but they were still given as dowry items or worn for the occasional special events. An exception to this would be practitioners of the traditional arts (e.g., tea ceremony, flower arranging, calligraphy, etc.) who would wear kimono for their studies and exhibitions.

We are able to offer vintage kimono - which were quite expensive when originally made - at a fraction of their original cost. We purchase our inventory from auctions, markets, and private sellers in Kyoto, and each is seemingly one-of-a-kind since kimono were made in small batches, where each might be still have a variation in color.

Kimono do not come with a sash but we offer both traditional obi belts (click here to see the current selection) as well as simple sashes sewn from contemporary fabrics, which you can add to your order by clicking the button above.
Katagami Stenciling

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