Blue/Purple and Floral Silk Visiting Dress Kimono c1940.
In a beautiful strong blue/purple silk, this lovely Vintage kimono dates to c1940 and is in the more formal Houmongi (Visiting Dress) style.
The background is a rich blue/purple with a fine violet irregular line running vertically through it which 'bleedes' into the surrounding color giving an over-all impression of deep purple. It is over-printed with a stunning floral garden pattern of Chrysanthemum and Peony flowers, twining leaves and bamboo, in shades of cream, yellow, orange and green.
The motif is continuous across the seams, which is a characteristic of the Houmongi style.
The pure silk lining is off-white edged with apricot and is in very good condition.
Measuring..Full Width: 50 1/2", Body Width: 25", and Length: 61", it has not been dry cleaned and is in very good Vintage condition.
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