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"Floral Supreme" Vintage Furisode Kimono

"Floral Supreme" Vintage Furisode Kimono

Floral Bouquets

Regular price $149.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a traditional vintage furisode kimono originally created for a young, unmarried woman.

This furisode has a white background - somewhat unusual - with a gorgeous green edging on the sleeves and at the hemline. Floating all along are large floral bouquets but - look closely - each is actually overflowing from an imperial cart (see the black wheels?). These carts would carry dowry items to a bride's new home, so they are considered auspicious and celebratory.

Some of the featured blossoms are outlined with gold couching. The patterning was created with the yuzen technique - a combination of stencil and brush painting that requires the skill of dozens of artisans.

Even the lining is special - green shading around the edges.

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!

If you'd like to display the kimono, we offer hanging rods in four colors - see tab at right.

If you'd like to wear or display this kimono with a traditional obi, browse our Fukuro Style Obi or email us if you don't see one you like. Although it isn't traditional, if you'd like one of our simple cotton sashes to wear with this, we'll choose a complimenting color for $15 (see Add A Sash above).

For more information on wearing a furisode or the traditional textile techniques used to make this kimono, see videos below.

Length: 62"
Width: 52"
Body/Hips: 45"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Yuzen, Stencil, Embroidery
Colors: Green, White, Rainbow
Motifs: Floral


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