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"Brilliant Clouds" Vintage Girl's Kimono

"Brilliant Clouds" Vintage Girl's Kimono

Skilled Embroidery

Regular price $99.00
Regular price $99.00 Sale price $99.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage silk kimono made for a very young girl. Note that it has been "hemmed" with an 10" tuck at the waist which can be removed if more length is needed for a better fit.

Bright orange - an auspicious color in Japan - is the background to a very fancy and formal design that features pine boughs and plum blossoms created with couched embroidery scattered about the kimono. Each element is framed in a hexagon - also an auspicious element as it refers to the longevity of  the 1000-year old tortoise.

The background silk features a shippo motif - another traditional motif associated with good fortune. There is a single family crest - paulownia - in orange at the neck. There is also a small blemish at the right shoulder - see last photo.

Vintage Japanese children's kimono make eye-catching displays in spaces too small to accomodate a full sized kimono or haori. We do offer display rods (see tab below) if you're intending to hang this. If it's to be worn, check out our Obi for Sale page or, for a more casual look, add one of our simple cotton sashes (see Optional Add-on above). 

Length: 28"
Width: 35"
Body/Hips: 27"
Made In (Estimated): 1980s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Embroidery, Shibori, Couching
Colors: Orange, White
Motifs: Floral, Crest


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