This museum quality and conversation piece authentic kimono has hand painted, in Japanese Kano school style, images of the Seven sages of the bamboo grove (Edo period). This dates the Kimono to Pre-WWII, sometime between 1925 and 1935 (Taisho and beginning of Showa). Made of fine Japanese muslin, cotton and asa (hemp) blend.
Opt for a wall display that is dramatic and easy. The back of this garment can be displayed due to its fine ornamentation. Kimono are usually displayed, most often with the front panels spread to show the full width and continuous design of these pieces.
Measurements (please do not double):
Back (flat): 25 inches (64 cm).
Sleeve length: 20 inches (51 cm).
Length (shoulder to hem): 43 inches (109 cm).
Condition: excellent for age. Time patina and signs of pre-ownership are visible. Kimono has not been cleaned, it is sold as found. Slight foxing, inherent with silk and age are visible. Excellent for wall display. It dates from the Taisho or beginning of Showa period. Item is 100% authentic. Shipment will be insured.
This is a collectors’ item, authentic and unique. Many different factors determine prices. First: age, rarity, and condition. Second: aesthetics. Since in Japan the best kimono have always been considered textile art, kimono prices can vary as much as do prices on paintings. Thus, beautiful and rare kimono command a premium.
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