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"Arabesque on Red" Vintage Wedding Kimono (Kakeshita)

"Arabesque on Red" Vintage Wedding Kimono (Kakeshita)

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Regular price $249.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage Japanese wedding kimono (kakeshita - a kimono layer under the uchikake) from The Fuller Collection. See below for details on the provenance of this beautiful garment.

Gorgeous "Japanese red" background with an overall stenciled pattern of gold curls. Beneath the curls are dozens upon dozens of chrysanthmum blossoms in orange, purple, green and cream. At the hem and all around the edges of the kimono are layered silk folds, meant to represent the many layers worn beneath a wedding kimono back in the Edo Period. Small white elaborate floral knots (hanamusubi) appear at the wrist of each sleeve.

We offer sturdy wooden rods for hanging these dazzling displays - see options below.

The Fuller Collection – originally over 2000 kimono – was the passion and pride of Richard Fuller of Chicago, IL and Wabasha, MN. Richard served as a US Marine in post-war Japan, and there began his love of and appreciation for vintage Japanese kimono – especially wedding kimono. Richard saw that the mastery and artisanship of traditional Japanese textile techniques was waning – threatening to die out altogether – which sparked his mission to promote this industry and preserve what he could. Click here to read one of his interviews.

Together with his wife Janith, Richard invested in thousands of kimono and obi, opening Wind Whisper West, a kimono gallery in Wabasha, MN in 2003. Most of the collection was sold there, but several hundred pieces remain. Richard passed in 2020, and Janith has consigned the remainder of the collection to Kyoto Kimono to offer through our website. We are honored and proud to be stewarding the Fuller Collection as each piece finds its new home and continues to bring wonder and beauty to admirers around the world.

Length: 67"
Width: 52"
Body/Hips: 46"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven
Colors: Red, Gold
Motifs: Curls, Geometric


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