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"Treasure Boxes" Vintage Tomesode

"Treasure Boxes" Vintage Tomesode

Gorgeous Yuzen

Regular price $129.00
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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 set of seven elaborately-decorated boxed, each tied with a tasseled kumihimo cording and with a family crest or a buddhist symbol. The colors are mainly in the orange family (orange is an auspicious color) but with blue, green, purple accent colors.

Each box is outlined with gold couching. The boxes sit on a sweep of what looks like a length of faux shibori kaneko dot fabric.

The family crest is called mokko (sometimes called "melon") and some suggest it refers to the Japanese quince.

Length: 62"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 43"
Made In (Estimated): 1970a
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Yuzen, Stencil, Katagami, Katazome, Brush Painted
Colors: Black, Multi
Motifs: Auspicious Elements, Gift Box, Lacquered Box


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