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.
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