This is a black silk kimono (kurotomesode), the most formal kimono for married women. It has a fantastic classic design of botan (peony), tachibana (mandarin orange), ume (plum), matsu (pine), sasa no ha (bamboo leaf), ougi (fan) 扇, castle and sudare (bamboo blind).
The kimono has five mons (family crests). The symbol of the mon is mitsuwari Hanabishi mon (flower-shaped family crest divided into three). It has a bachi-eri (folded lapel). The bottom of the kimono is slightly padded.
The textile is exquisite chirimen (crepe) silk and has a soft and comfortable touch. The lining is red silk, typical of the Taisho Era. Cloud Nine is an 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 some other flaws including slight marks but as a whole it is in a 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.