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"Red Shibori" Vintage Kimono
chu furisode kimono

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Puckered Jacquard
Our Price: $150.00
Material: Silk
Length: 62"
Width: 50" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 45" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

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Product Code: 1121WK4

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This listing is for a traditional vintage furisode kimono originally created for a young, unmarried woman. Furisode are worn for formal events, such as Seijin-no-hi (Coming of Age Day, sometimes translated as Adults Day) in early January.

This furisode is an unusual piece. Where normally these formal kimono are elaborately patterned with bright colors and bold designs, this one is subtly beautiful and deceiving in its understated value. It is a "chu-furisode" - where the 27" sleeves are longer than other kimono (about 20") but not as long as the full length (40") of a typical furisode.

The entire kimono is made with silk that was hand-tied shibori - thousands of tiny knots! - in red with a hint of black or dark gray in the center of each dot. The silk behind the shibori pucker features a jacquard grid pattern that is visible when the kimono catches the light, which just adds to the uniqueness of this kimono. It would have been the background to a stunning obi.

Furisode are also worn for weddings, recitals, receptions, and other celebrations calling for formal attire. Note the long sleeves (furi = long, sode = sleeves) sometimes called "butterfly sleeves", which flow with grace when she gestures, attracting male attention!

For more information about wearing a furisode or the techniques used to make kimono like these, see videos below.
How Formal Kimono Are Made
Wearing Furisode Kimono

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