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"Splendid Fans" Vintage Tomesode

"Splendid Fans" Vintage Tomesode

Rich Colors

Regular price $125.00
Regular price $149.00 Sale price $125.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage, formal, Japanese kimono called a tomesode (sometimes called kurosode or "Mother of the Bride" kimono), which are typically reserved for very formal occasions, such as weddings or performances. There are always at least three - but usually five - family crests on the upper section (one at the neck, one on the back of each sleeve, and one on each side of the collar) and an elegant design that stretches across the entire hemline, with more of the image in the front, where it would be seen best.

This tomesode features a brightly colored collage of imagery that includes a phoenix nestled against an elaborately decorated set of folding fans. The red lining and the lightweight of the silk suggest that this piece is from the 1920s-1940s, so we are quite surprised at how deep and bright the colors still are!

The family crest is a trisected bush clover and there is a slight dye bleed into the white on some of them, but otherwise in amazing condition.

Length: 57"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 48"
Condition: Excellent
Material: Silk


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