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.