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Dancing in The Moonlight

Dancing in The Moonlight

Exquisite black chirimen (crepe) silk kimono with fantastic design of peony, chrysanthemum, pine, plum, bamboo leaf and water stream which are partly embroidered with gold-couching

Condition:  Fair
Age:  c.1910s - 1930s
Length:  149.5cm (58 3/4")
Sleeve to sleeve:  130.5cm (51 1/4")
Back width:  58.5cm (22 3/4")
Fabric:  Silk

This is a black silk kimono called 'kurotomesode', the most formal kimono for married women. It has a fantastic design of botan (peony), kiku(chrysanthemum), matsu (pine), ume (plum), sasa no ha (bamboo leaf) and water stream.

Some parts are embroidered with gold-couching. The kimono has five mons (family crests). The symbol of the mon is sagari fuji mon (wistaria-flower). 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. Dancing in The Moonlight is a really glamorous 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 some other flaws including discolouring and marks. 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 £8 or £10 for a belt.

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