Price: € 420,00
A stunning Japanese uchikake 打ち掛け (wedding kimono), ‘new old stock’.
This uchikake is made from vermillion silk and has been embroidered with a fantastic design of Japanese cranes 鶴 (tsuru), swirling rivers, and fan shapes decorated with various flowers, like chrysanthemums 菊 (kiku), peonies 牡丹 (botan) and kikyô 桔梗 (bell flowers).
The designs are executed in many different vibrant colours.
The lining is made from the same vermillion silk. The thick border at the bottom of the kimono is filled with cotton.
The kimono is in perfect good condition.
Height 187 cm, Width 133 cm.
Shōwa period (1926-1989).
This exquisite work of textile art can either be hung on your wall or worn to a party. It is in a fantastic condition!
Uchikake is a highly formal kimono worn only by a bride or at a stage performance. The uchikake is often heavily brocaded and is supposed to be worn outside the actual kimono and obi, as a sort of coat. The uchikake of the bridal costume is either white or very colourful often with red as the base colour. (Source the Metropolitan Museum of Art)