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"Embroidered Cranes" Kakeshita Wedding Kimono
"Embroidered Cranes" Kakeshita Wedding Kimono

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Our Price: $500.00
Sale Price: $399.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 68" (41" Sleeve Length)
Width (inches): 52" Wrist to Wrist
Body (inches): 51" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 1118WEDKIMSL4


"Embroidered Cranes" Kakeshita Wedding Kimono

This is a vintage Japanese kakashita wedding kimono. In fact here are several types of Japanese wedding kimono (uchikake, kakeshita, shiromuku), and the kakashita are typically lighter weight, a lighter padding at the hem, and is meant to be belted. The kakeshita typically has a lighter patterning or even a blank space at the waist which would be covered by the obi.

The design on this kakeshita is a sweeping collage of bright red cranes with plenty of gold, as well as plum blossoms in red and black (unusual). All elements are embroidered with a satin stitch and gold couching -so much masterful hand work! There's a touch of bright blue and light pink here and there, and the cream silk background features a lovely spider mum jacquard. The colors really pop out against the cream colored background.

But as a vintage, cream-colored silk, there is some blemishing,
including an area on the lower back where some red has bled to create a slightly pink area. . There's also some tearing at the inside lining of the right shoulder, but this would not impact the display if hung from the front or the back.

The embroidery is really amazing. See videos below on Japanese embroidery techniques as well as ideas on how kakeshita are traditionally worn and how they can be displayed in your home or office.


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