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"Subtlety" Vintage Tomesode

"Subtlety" Vintage Tomesode

Muted Colors

Regular price $109.00
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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 soft, light, pastel palette and a fan and floral design. Several elements suggest that this kimono is from the 1920s or 1930s: the patterning extends quite high on the kimono - almost to the waist - the pattern continues along the inside lining of the kimono, and the "mirror" design across the front two panels are all features of kimono from this timeframe.

The colors and design are typical of kimono from the 1920s but if it is that old, the lining has been replaced (it would have been red). In fact, this white lining is a jacquard weave with a tone-on-tone crane pattern - quite modern.

The family crest is combination of wisteria and bush clover.

Length: 58"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 44"
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Very Good
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Yuzen, Stencil, Katagami, Katazome, Brush Painted
Colors: Black, Multi
Motifs: Floral


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