This is a stunning, genuine Japanese, furisode/wedding kimono/robe/coat with wonderful placement designs. Great to wear as traditional costume, as a unique and glamorous robe or coat, as a wedding gown, or for display/interior decor. The fabric is a smooth matte silk crepe (chirimen) in a rich purple colour. The sleeve ends and hem are gradated to a deep red shade.The patterns are of richly patterned noshi ribbons, chrysanthemums, camellia and wisteria, hand mirrors and pine trees. There are plenty of gold painted fine details. The lining is ivory synthetic fabric at the top and red in the skirt.
The kimono is in very good used condition, no major marks or flaws. However there is some grubbiness on the collar. This may be from make-up. See the final photos, notated with coloured paper dots. If worn folded in these marks would not show.
This is the traditional Japanese way to wear a kimono, but the collar can also be folded out if preferred. This furisode would be perfect as traditional dress, as a unique robe or coat, or to hang on a wall for display. Could also be used for anime/manga/cosplay, for textile crafts, or as an unusual and striking wedding gown.Traditional kimono styling, with square shaped, very long sleeves and a wrap front, which makes the fit very adaptable. Furisode is a wedding kimono, it is characterised by very long sleeves. Long sleeves are considered to be sexy in Japan, and are worn by unmarried girls. This is the most formal type of kimono in use today. As they can cost many hundreds of pounds, most girls cant afford to own one and so they are usually hired for special occasions. In my opinion this would best fit a UK size L/XL (UK 14-16 and possibly an 18). Kimono are adaptable in size due to the overlapping front. This kimono would have been be worn with an obi sash. I have several obi for sale in separate listings, and others available on request. Could also be worn with a wide belt, cord, or sash, depending on your requirements.
The length would normally be adjusted by folding over at the waist and securing with a cord hidden under the obi. Shoulder to shoulder 65.5cm 26.... Weight 1200 grams All measurements are approximate. Please check carefully and make your choice. NB: THERE ARE THOSE WHO SELL CHEAPER AND LESS COLLECTIBLE KIMONO AND DESCRIBE THEM AS FURISODE WHEN THEY ARE NOT.A FURISODE MUST HAVE SLEEVES OF A MINIMUM LENGTH OF 85CM. Smoke and pet free home. The item "Vintage Japanese Purple/Gold Silk Crepe'Ribbons' Furisode/Wedding Kimono L/XL" is in sale since Friday, January 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\World & Traditional Clothing\Southeast Asia & Oceania". The seller is "sturdybird11" and is located in Reading, Berks.
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