This kimono features a rare to find deep and rich fuchsia pink silk fabric with luxurious multi-colour lurex embellishment and hand painted full body matching seam kikiyo (bell flower)pattern.
The bellflower is one of the seven autumnal flowers that boast beautiful blossoms in the shape of temple bells between July and September in Japan. When chanced upon in the mountains during late summer to early autumn, a cluster of the flowers is a visual treat.
Kikiyo (bell Flower) kamon was the crest of the Toki clan who used this bell flower blue as their main colour for flags on the battlefield, later transferred the colour onto their Mon as well.
This piece is a perfect example of exquisite and smart craftsmanship, with skills rare to find in modern market and fine match of its kamon and pattern design.
Handcrafted in Japan
In excellent condition, has a couple of ink stains on lining.
Dry Clean only
BELT NOT INCLUDED
Approximate measurements for reference:
Length (along central back seam):149cm
Sleeve Length: 32.5cm
Sleeve Width: 72.5cm
Underarm to Underarm (top bust half circle): 62cm
Left Sleeve edge to Right sleeve edge ( total length of two sleeves plus shoulder width): 127cm
All vintage and pre-loved unicorn items have their stories. There may be some signs of wear, to state their uniqueness. Please keep this in mind when making your purchase.
Please note due to individual device, light and other factors, colour may appear to be slightly varied. Please refer to zoom in photos for more comparably accurate colour.