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"Trailing Wisteria" Vintage Kimono

"Trailing Wisteria" Vintage Kimono

Lovely Colors

Regular price $125.00
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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 below for details on the provenance of this beautiful garment.

This kimono is a gorgeous tribute to wisteria, a flower that you'll find trailing down bamboo canopies all over Japan. Many shades of purple, some white petals, and silver flecks splashed throughout. The blossoms have a golden yellow center - which would really pop if a golden yellow obi or sash was worn with it!

Note the long sleeves and the red lining on the sleeves - a nod to the Taisho Period, where this kimono might have originated.  If so, the bodice lining was replaced, leaving only the sleeve lining red.

There is an odd faded area on the right shoulders - see last photo - but we feel it does not detract from the beauty of this kimono, and we hope you'll agree.

If you're going to wear this, browse our Obi Collection or email us for suggestions.

If you're going to display this, consider adding one of our Wooden Hanging Rods.

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: 48"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 41"
Made In (Estimated): 1940s, possibly earlier
Condition: Very. Very Good
Material: Silk


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