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"Gala Girl" Vintage Kimono
womans haori kimono jacket


 
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Our Price: $149.00
Material: Silk
Length: 61"
Width: 49" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 47" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0921WK14


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

We love this kimono. The reds are so bright and festive - it would make a delightful display though it's quite wearable. The white background is almost completely covered with a stenciled design of plum blossoms (ume) and maples leaves (momiji) and hundreds of red lines that suggest rain coming from the white clouds. This was likely made for an unmarried woman, as suggested by the long sleeves.

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We are able to offer vintage kimono - which were quite expensive when originally made - at a fraction of their original cost.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.

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