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"Sweet Sweep" Vintage Furisode Kimono

"Sweet Sweep" Vintage Furisode Kimono

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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 is a soft pink background with a thousand-petal jacquard shimmering in the weave.  The design of summery bouquets of flowers sweeps across the shoulders, down both sleeves, and fills the field of the skirt portion of the kimono.

Soft pastels are the background for bright jewel toned blossoms that create focal points at the hem, collar and sleeves.  Peonies and plum blossoms, along with several other florals, with some satin stitch embroidery embellishing featured petals.  The patterning was created with the yuzen technique - a combination of stencil and brush painting that requires the skill of dozens of artisans.

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: 42"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Yuzen, Brush Painted, Embroidery
Colors: Pink, Pastels
Motifs: Floral


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