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Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

Women's fine crepe summer kimono with elegant hollyhock and stripes pattern all over in stylish greenish blue

Condition:  Very Good
Age:  c.1910s - 1930s
Length:  146cm (57 1/2")
Sleeve to sleeve:  126cm (49 1/2")
Back width:  60cm (23 1/2")
Fabric:  Silk


This is a women's kinsha chirimen 錦紗縮緬 (fine crepe) summer kimono which has a soft and smooth touch in a good quality of silk. It is so-called 'hitoe' (single lining), which means it has no lining.

The rare greenish blue background colour is stylish. The kimono has elegant aoi karakusa 葵唐草 (hollyhock) and shima 縞 (stripes) pattern all over. It also has a beautiful floral jacquard design.  The lapel is bachi-eri (folded lapel). Blue velvet is a really smart and attractive antique piece.

It has certain wear and a tiny flaw, but as a whole it is in a very good condition for the age. Please check the detail photos and the 'Extra Images'.

Note: This kimono does not come with a belt. If you would like one, please check my casual obi collection on casual-obi-belt.html. Prices start from £7 or £8 for a belt.


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