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"Purple Sparkle" Furisode Kimono
vintage furisode kimono


 
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Our Price: $199.00
Sale Price: $149.00
Material: Silk
Length: 60" (40" Sleeve Length)
Width: 52" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 53" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1219WK6


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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 formal kimono is a full departure from more traditional furisode kimono which are typically thoroughly decorated with elaborate floral patterning. Less is more. This furisode would provide a beautiful, solid background that would allow the focus to be on the formal obi belt worn with it.

Deep, dark, solid purple with just a hint of elegance in the subtle gold sparkle woven into the fabric. There's a slight woven texture of vertical bands as well.

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

Wearing Furisode Kimono

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