This is a kurotomesode, the most formal kimono for married women. It has a fantastic kiku (chrysanthemum) floral design. This kimono looks like a watercolour masterpiece.
Some parts such as the flower cores and petals are embroidered. The kimono has five mons (family crests). It has a hiro-eri (wide lapel). The bottom of the kimono is slightly padded.
The textile is exquisite chirimen (crepe) silk and has a soft and comfortable touch. Moon River is a really elegant and attractive antique piece.
This kimono is quite long. Please check the measurement. You may need to have a bit of tuck at your waist with this length of kimono unless you are very tall. You can adjust the length by using a koshihimo (a cord tied around the waist of a womans kimono to hold it in place). Koshihimo is available for £4. Please ask for more details.
It has certain wear and is slightly discoloured. There are some other flaws, but it is such a wonderful antique piece and pretty good condition for the age. Please check detail photos and '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.