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"Signed by the Artist" Vintage Kimono
womans haori kimono jacket

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Our Price: $149.00
Material: Silk
Length: 59"
Width: 48" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 43" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0921WK8

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

This kimono is a fabulous, collectible piece. The dye work and the layering of designs is subtle and artistic. And it is signed by the artisan - might be the designer or the dyer - which is a rare thing. The signature as well as the red stamp of the artist is located on the inside left panel, which would not be seen by the public when the kimono is wrapped and worn.

The feeling of this kimono is of flowing water, cloudy skies, and a rainbow. Prisms of pastels gently swirling with gray and white shading. On top of that are vertical wavering lines. And in places you'll see little bubbles rising from the curling waves. Quite a beautiful display piece but of course very elegant to wear.

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We are able to offer vintage kimono - which were quite expensive when originally made - at a fraction of their original cost.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