This simply stunning pastel blue and white Homongi (visiting dress) Furisode Kimono is fashioned from a beautiful silk crepe and dates to the Art Nouveau period (Meiji era) c1900 or earlier.
The pastel blue background has a typical Art Nouveau stylized self pattern of bows and flowers. This is over-patterned with magnificent magnolia blossoms, lily-of-the-valley flowers, daisies, maple leaves and pine trees in a variety of shades of green, blue, geranium pink, yellow and white. All detailed with Gold Embroidery and Hand painting. Simply breathtaking!
The colors are as bright and fresh as the day the garment was made more than a century ago. A true work of art.
The fabulously long sleeves add to the over-all beauty of the Furisode.
The simple cream lining has all over age spotting, especially where the Furisode has been folded and stored, but is completely intact with no tears or shattering. The lining marks do not affect the outer garment and the lining can be completely removed and replaced should you wish to wear the Furisode, and will not be visible if displayed against a wall.
Kimono traditionally have no sizing but the measurements are Entire width (sleeve-tip to sleeve-tip) 50" Body width 25" and Length 61".
The Furisode has not been dry cleaned and apart from a small stain on the shoulder/collar it is in very good Antique condition, with no tears or shattering to the beautiful silk.
Kimono of this quality, with the embroidery and hand gilding, are becoming very rare as collectors snap them up world wide. You will never see another like this.
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