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 underside of 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 tiny age mark.
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".
This is an adult Tomesode, but is fairly small and would suit a slender lady. Or would make a great impact hung on a wall.
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