This is a beautiful vintage furisode kimono from the 1960's. The kimono is a beautiful pink and ombre purple a lovely sakura motif. Furisode are the most formal kimono worn by Japanese women, and are characterized by their long sleeves (the word "furisode" means "swinging sleeves").
They are mostly worn for formal social functions such as the tea ceremony, coming-of-age ceremony, or wedding ceremonies of relatives. This kimono is made of 100% silk with a white silk lining. It is incredibly soft and luxurious to the touch! The collar is hiro-eri, which means "unfolded, " and needs to be folded over to be worn.
This is just a different style to the usual folded collar and looks a bit puffier when worn. This particular furisode is incredibly heavy and has multiple built-in layers.
Just the furisode itself weighs about 5 pounds. It is in almost impeccable condition! I wasn't able to find any major flaws despite its vintage condition, however, as with all vintage items, there may be small snags or patinas but they will be unnoticeable when worn. This listing is for the furisode ONLY. The obi belt and the eri (collar) are not included.
Check out my shop for lots of other vintage kimonos! The item "1960's Vintage Japanese pink and purple ceremonial coming-of-age furisode kimono" is in sale since Saturday, August 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Kimonos". The seller is "narcissa09" and is located in Mountain View, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.