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Vintage Kimono Red Silk Brocade Japanese Wedding Dress

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A vintage midcentury red silk brocade collectable Japanese ceremonial wedding kimono. One of a kind handcrafted fabulous museum quality ceremonial piece in pure silk with intricate detailed hand-embroidery throughout accented with gold threads work and red birds, all of them traditional symbols of prosperity and auspiciousness. Vintage Japanese kimono features gorgeous heavy embroidery on white silk ground. The Uchikake is another wedding kimono a girl will wear during her wedding, like the Shirokakeshita it has a padded hem and Furisode sleeves. The Uchikake wedding kimono usually have very elaborate designs, either painted, embroidered or woven in. Most likely all of the above. Generally has a red base and very highly colored patterns, but can also be all white. Unlike the Shirokakeshita it has a colorful design, It’s worn more like a coat, over the Shirokakeshita or the Kakeshita and does not have an obi tied around it. The hem will be held up by the bridesmaids while the bride is walking down the isle. It is supposed to trail along the floor, this is also why it is heavily padded along the red hem. Fully lined with red silk fabric. Made in Japan, circa 1950s. Neck-to-sleeve's cuff's hem measures 25", Collar width is 4 3/4", Length is 69", Sleeve's length is 41", Cuff's opening circumference is 17", Sleeve width is 13"5, Hem measures 52", Underarm circumference is 54",
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 69 in (175.26 cm)Width: 41 in (104.14 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
  • Style:
    Japonisme (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: KIJ6221stDibs: LU2656215917822
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