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Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

As featured in Telegraph Stella magazine in June 2017

Enchanting antique women’s tsumugi silk kimono with an attractive floral pattern all over

Condition:  Fair
Age:  c.1910s - 1930s
Length:  130cm (51 1/4")
Sleeve to sleeve:  126.5cm (49 3/4")
Back width:  60.5cm (23 3/4")
Fabric:  Silk

As featured in Telegraph Stella magazine in June 2017

This is women’s tsumugi silk kimono which has an attractive floral pattern all over.  The design of the flowers is really enchanting. The flowers are botan (peony), tsubaki (camellia), ume (plum), kiku (chrysanthemum) and momiji (maple).

Tsumugi (pongee) is one of the oldest and simplest woven textiles. Tsumugi silk is hand spun using scrap filaments from silk cocoons. It has an uneven but soft texture, and superficially resembles cotton. I love the original texture.
The kimono has a bachi-eri (folded lapel).

The design of the lining sleeves are silk which has a beautiful classic floral pattern. The other part of the lining is in pink cotton. The kimono would be stunning to use as a dress and also display as a wonderful piece of art for a room. Chelsea Flower Show is a really charming antique piece.

It has certain wear and some other flaws including stains in the lining, but it is such a fabulous piece. Definitely one of my favourite designs. 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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