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"Wild Ride" Vintage Kimono

"Wild Ride" Vintage Kimono

Abstract Floral

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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 features a bold, abstract patterning that was likely popular in the 1950s and earlier.  It was likely stencil-dyed but also has gold leaf flecks that add a bit of elegance.

Abstract, multi-color florals with arching purple leaves curve along against a bubblegum pink background. The silk is sturdy with a bit of nubbiness to the weave in places.

So much to take in with this one - it would be a conversation piece to wear but also makes a dramatic display sure to stir curiousity.

Note in last photo that there are a few very small holes but they are easy to miss in the collage of the design.

We do offer hanging rods for displaying kimono - add one from the tab below if desired. If you'd like to wear this kimono with a traditional obi, browse our Obi For Sale page; or for a more casual look, add a Simple Sash at check out.

See video below for how to put on a kimono.

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: 42"
Made In (Estimated): 1940s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Stenciled
Colors: Purple, Multi
Motifs: Abstract, Floral


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