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"Ume Silhouette" Vintage Kimono

"Ume Silhouette" Vintage Kimono

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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 details of that below).

This kimono is purple and blue, with a rounded floral design arranged in a diagonal grid pattern. On top of this is a series of plum blossom buds on a leafless branch stenciled in gold or red and filled with a faux shibori pattern.

There is a bit of blemishing on the lining - see last photo - but still quite wearable.

We do offer simple display rods - click here to browse the selection.

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: 56"
Width: 49"
Body/Hips: 44"
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Stencil, Katagami, Katazome
Colors: Purple, Teal
Motifs: Floral


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