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"Three Techniques" Furisode Kimono
vintage furisode kimono

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Balanced Design
Our Price: $249.00
Sale Price: $219.00
Material: Silk
Length: 61" (42" Sleeve Length)
Width: 52" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 52" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1219WK19

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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!

This furisode features three of the most distinctive Japanese textile techniques used in formal kimono: yuzen, shibori, and embroidery. We've added a video for each technique below which demonstrate the mastery required to produce designs such as this.

You'll also see flowers stenciled in gold on the black elements, and petals stems and leaves in dozens of jeweltone and deep, rich colors. The designer achieved an elegant balance of color and motif in this furisode.

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

Wearing Furisode Kimono
Making Kimono
Japanese Embroidery
Shibori Technique

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