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"Bamboo Forest" Furisode Kimono
vintage furisode kimono

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Our Price: $249.00
Sale Price: $199.00
Material: Silk
Length: 61" (37" Sleeve Length)
Width: 51" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 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: 1219WK8

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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 design gives us the feeling of walking through a bamboo forest - through the tall green bamboo poles, under the golden clouds, and among the sprouting bamboo leaves. The background is a rich papaya-coral blend.

Look closely at the design elements to see gold stenciled elements, flecked gold embellishments, embroidered edges, and shaded dye work that is subtle and beautiful. Several bamboo leaves at the front panel are actually fully embroidered with thin silk thread. So much hand work.

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

Wearing Furisode Kimono
Making Kimono
Couching Embroidery
Gold Leaf Technique

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