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Women's black silk kimono with a fantastic design of crane, pine, peony, plum and Chinese bellflower with mystical feel

Condition:  Fair
Age:  c.1910s - 1930s
Length:  140cm (55")
Sleeve to sleeve:  126cm (49 1/2")
Back width:  62cm (24 1/2")
Fabric:  Silk

Price:  £149.00
Original price:  £175.00

This is a black silk kimono called kurotomesode, the most formal kimono for married women. It has a fantastic design of tsuru (crane), matsu (pine), botan (peony), ume (plum) and kikyo (Chinese bellflower) with mystical feel.

Some parts such as centre of the flowers and the red part of crane’s head are embroidered. The kimono has five mons (family crests). The symbol of the mon is Ishimochi jinuki tsuta mon (Ivy). It has a bachi-eri (folded lapel).

The textile is exquisite chirimen (crepe) silk and has a soft and comfortable touch. The lining is red silk, typical of the Taisho Era. Serenity is a really glamorous and attractive antique piece.

The model is about 157cm (5’2”).

It has certain wear and some other flaws including discolouring and marks. The kimono has been carefully repaired in a number of places. I guess that the original owner of the kimono loved it very much. Please check the 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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