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"Floral Collage" Vintage Wedding Kimono (Uchikake)
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Our Price: $500.00

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Product Code: 1022FCWED13


This listing is for a vintage Japanese uchikake wedding kimono from The Fuller Collection. See below for details on the provenance of this beautiful garment.

This wedding kimono is heavy with a woven floral design that covers the entire garment. A rainbow of color, layers upon layers of petals and leaves - all against a checkerboard background of black and orange. Folded silk trim along the hem and all edges simulates the many layers of kimono that would have been traditionally worn underneath - in the Edo Period! You'll also find elaborate floral knots (hanamusubi) at the wrist on each each sleeve,

Excellent condition, silk, and within the typical shiromuku measurements of 65-67" long, 52-52" across the sleeves and shoulders, and 48-54" around the middle. We offer sturdy wooden rods for hanging these dazzling displays - see options above.

The Fuller Collection – originally over 2000 kimono – was the passion and pride of Richard Fuller of Chicago, IL and Wabasha, MN. Richard served as a US Marine in post-war Japan, and there began his love of and appreciation for vintage Japanese kimono – especially wedding kimono. Richard saw that the mastery and artisanship of traditional Japanese textile techniques was waning – threatening to die out altogether – which sparked his mission to promote this industry and preserve what he could. Click here to read one of his interviews.

Together with his wife Janith, Richard invested in thousands of kimono and obi, opening Wind Whisper West, a kimono gallery in Wabasha, MN in 2003. Most of the collection was sold there, but several hundred pieces remain. Richard passed in 2020, and Janith has consigned the remainder of the collection to Kyoto Kimono to offer through our website. We are honored and proud to be stewarding the Fuller Collection as each piece finds its new home and continues to bring wonder and beauty to admirers around the world.

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