VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s

VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s
VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s

VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s

THIS INCLUDES MY 40+ YEAR COLLECITON OF "ANYTHING" ORIENTAL OR ASIAN. IN THE LATE 1980s I WAS DOING BUSINESS IN THE FAR EAST, JAPAN AND THAILAND, AND MADE WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIPS WITH SEVERAL VENDORS. MY HUSBAND ASKED ONE OF THEM TO FIND BEAUTIFUL OLD KIMONOS FOR ME. ALL THE INFORMATION I PROVIDE IS BASED UPON INTERNET RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE I ACQUIRED OVER THE YEARS OF COLLECTING; AND, I WELCOME ANY COMMENTS OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION YOU MAY HAVE..

THIS IS A FABULOUS, DELICATE, AND STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE KIMONO THAT IS FROM THE MID SHOWA PERIOD, 1940-60's. THIS IS A "FURISODE" KIMONO, TRADITIONALLY MADE FOR YOUNG WOMEN, FOR THEIR "COMING OF AGE DAY", AGE 18, AND NOT TO BE WORN AFTER THEY TURNED 20 AND/OR MARRIED, AND IS VERY RECOGNIZABLE BY THE LONG SLEEVES. A FURISODE WAS WORN TO INDICATE THEY WERE NOW ADULT, UNMARRIED, AND AVAILABLE FOR MARRIAGE.

DEPENDING ON THE WEALTH OF THE FAMILY, A FURISODE WAS EITHER CUSTOM MADE FOR THE YOUNG LADY AND/OR RENTED. THIS KIMONO IS SILK AND THE DETAILED FLORAL DESIGN IS HAND STENCILED AND PAINTED, AS YOU CAN SEE HOW THE DESIGN FLOWS FROM FRONT TO BACK AND IS NOT BROKEN BY THE SEAMS.

IN ADDITION TO THE HAND STENCILED PAINTING, THE KIMONO HAS AN APPLICATION OF GOLD DETAIL, AN EXTRA STEP TAKEN DURING THE DESIGN PROCESS. THERE IS ALSO THE ANCIENT COUCHING METHOD OF SEWING GOLD THREAD THAT OUTLINES THE FLOWERS. THE COUCHING ON THIS KIMONO IS SEEN ON THE LOWER LEFT FRONT, SIDE, AND PART OF THE BACK.

THE KIMONO IS FULLY LINED IN A FINE THIN SILK THAT HAS BEEN DYE DIPPED IN THE ORANGE COLOR CORRESPONDING WITH THE COLORS ON THE KIMONO EXTERIOR. THE WORKMANSHIP IS EXQUISITE AND MOST SEAMS ARE SEWN SO AS NOT TO SHOW THE STITCHES. THE FEW AREAS WHERE I DO SEE STITCHING APPEAR TO BE HAND STITCHED. THE KIMONO MEASURES AS FOLLOWS.

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER = 50. THE CONDITION OF THIS KIMONO IS FABULOUS, NO RIPS, TEARS, SNAGS, ODORS OR REPAIRS. I DO SEE A WATER MARK OUTLINE ON THE FRONT, RIGHT SIDE, SEE LAST PHOTO.

I HAVE NOT WASHED OR DRY CLEANED THIS KIMONO AND IT HAS BEEN STORED, ALONG WITH THE OTHERS, FOLDED AND IN PLASTIC BAGS THAT INCLUDED SCENTED "DRYER SHEETS". SO IF YOU DETECT ANY SCENT IT WOULD BE LAVENDAR.. PLEASE REVIEW THE PHOTOS AND CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP!

VISIT MY STORE FOR THE OTHER KIMONOS AND OBI'S AS WELL AS HUNDREDS OF OTHER COLLECTIBLES - I ADD MORE ON A REGULAR BASIS, SO KEEP CHECKING! Add a map to your own listings. The item "VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s" is in sale since Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Kimonos". The seller is "joyandpride2011" and is located in Howell, Michigan.

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VINTAGE JAPANESE KIMONO FURISODE GOLD THREAD COUCHING, MID SHOWA 1940-60s