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"Sparkling Bamboo" Vintage Kimono

"Sparkling Bamboo" Vintage Kimono

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Regular price $99.00
Regular price $125.00 Sale price $99.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This listing is for a vintage Japanese kimono from the Fuller Collection (see details of that below).

This kimono features a somewhat contemporary (1970s?) fabric with a bit of sparkle woven in. The pattern in a deep rust color could be a large pine branch - or perhaps a stream? - that arches from the hem across the body and over the shoulder, continuing across the front. Extending from this is a series of bamboo leaves and florals as well as some beautifully painted bamboo stalks.

Gold leaf accents throughout. Some slight blemishing on the white silk lining - see photo.

We do offer hanging rods for displaying kimono - click here to browse the options.

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: 58"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 45"
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Material: Silk


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