Antique 1920's Japanese Tomesode Kimono Robe | Royal Purple Silk with Hand Painted Floral Print & Rare Pekin Stitching | Hand Sewn Size Free
This antique 1920s Japanese kimono robe is a stunning piece of history. The Tomesode was worn by married women and is the most formal of the kimono. This particular kimono was made from rich royal purple silk and lined in a feather-light natural pongee (raw) silk. 5 family crests grace the shoulders and center back, with an elaborate hand-painted floral print on the front below the knee. Beautiful roses, peonies, and chrysanthemums with tiny penkin stitching at the centers of the roses, which is a rarity to find today. Gorgeous white Hou-oo birds mirror each other, representing peace, compassion, purity, and endless love. Two loops at the neck are present, used for display on a traditional stand. There is a sash that is sewn to the kimono for closure. A true gem that is perfect for the collector and in wearable condition.
Very good: There are several storage marks and a reddish patina in some areas. Worst of which shown in last photo. One small cluster of tiny holes, and a small rip at the inner seam where the lining connects to the neck. Two button-snaps were sewn to the piece at a later date, which I have not removed. Sash looks to have been made from cutting the bottom of the hem, as these traditionally were worn with an Obi. I did some seam repair which is invisible. The kimono has not been washed as I was afraid of color bleeding onto the lining. Price reflects alterations and flaws.
BRAND/LABEL - No Label
COLOR - Royal purple, ivory, pink
MATERIAL - Silk
SIZE - Free, up to XL
- Taken while laying flat, seam to seam, then doubled.
- Maximum stretch given for comfort, not capacity.
- Length was taken from top of shoulder to hem.
- Shown unpinned on a size 4 dress form.
WIDTH AT SHOULDER - 24"
WIDTH AT BUST - 48"
WIDTH AT WAIST - 48
WIDTH AT HIP - 48"
SLEEVE LENGTH - 22.5"
LENGTH - 58"
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