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"Floating Fans" Vintage Kimono

"Floating Fans" Vintage Kimono

Metallic Weave

Regular price $125.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This listing is for a vintage Japanese kimono from the Fuller Collection (see details of that below).

This kimono is a gorgeous purple color with silver, gold, coppyer pink and white patterning. Dozens of folding fans, festooned with flowers, float along and shimmer in the light. They seem to dance themselves, as they cascade in the angled motion we see in traditional Japanese dances.

Red silk upper lining and gold lower lining were also popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

If this is purchased for display, we do offer simple display rods - click here to browse the selection.

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: 59"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 46"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven, Meatllic Weave
Colors: Purple, Silver, Gold
Motifs: Fans, Floral


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