Beautiful Antique Purple Silk Tomesode with Blossoms, Birds and Wisteria Family Crest.

This stunning deep purple silk crepe Chirimen-ji Iro-Tomesode (all one color), dates from the early part of the 20th Century c1900, late Meiji era.

Featuring a simple, yet detailed, all-white finely hand painted pattern of Sakura (Cherry blossom), bamboo branches and delicate birds, all highlighted with palest shellpink/mauve embroidery. The design runs from the lower left front, across the back towards the right front in one continuous pattern.

A Family crest with a Wisteria design (Fuji) is centre back.

There are a few minor spots on the collar and bottom edge, but the silk is in wonderful Vintage condition, with no shattering or damage.

The lining is of light antique-cream silk with some staining.

The Kimono has not been dry cleaned.

Traditionally Kimono have no sizing but the measurements are..Entire width (sleeve tip to sleeve tip) 50 1/2". Body width 25 1/4" and Length 59".

If worn this is a fairly small Tomesode for a slender lady, but it would make a great impact hung on a wall.

Item ID: RL00415

Art Nouveau & Art Deco: Postcards: Fine Art: Jewelry: Antique Kimono: Vintage Clothing.

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: purple, Size: small

$480 USD

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