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"Purple River" Furisode Kimono
vintage furisode kimono

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Yuzen Beauty
Our Price: $249.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 63" (40" Sleeve Length)
Width (inches): 53" Wrist to Wrist
Body (inches): 53" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 1219WK13

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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. 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!

What a gorgeous furisode this is - featuring a wandering stream of muted purple that flows across the shoulders down to the hemline where it creates cresting waves. Multi-color mums with gold accents (some with embroidered edges) float like bubbles all around. Silver stenciling, gold leaf edging, and orange shading on the lining.

Created with the yuzen technique, this beauty makes a splash as a display piece or worn to a special event.

The video below shows some beautiful examples of how these are worn traditionally and how the design is created.

Wearing Furisode Kimono
Shibori Technique
Gold Leaf Technique
Couching Embroidery

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