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"Butterfly Dream" Furisode Kimono
vintage furisode kimono


 
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Our Price: $249.00
Material: Silk
Length: 62" (42" Sleeve Length)
Width: 53" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 54" Waist/Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1219WK9


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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 feels like a fantasy scene - large pink butterflies float along a turquoise wave that sparkles from the reflection of a hidden light source. Many of the butterflies were painted in gold, others stenciled and embellished with silver or gold leaf. Beautiful, delicate colors.

A slight blemish on the collar - see photo - but still quite wearable.

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

Wearing Furisode Kimono
Making Kimono
Gold Leaf Technique

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