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Wedding kimono

Price:  420,00

A ravishing Japanese uchikake 打ち掛け (wedding kimono), ‘new old stock’.

This uchikake is made from overwhelming multi-coloured brocade silk and has almost completely (!) been embroidered with a stunning design of Japanese cranes 鶴 (tsuru) amidst many colourful chrysanthemums 菊 (kiku), where various imperial cart 御所車 (gosho’guruma) are laced in between. Surrounded by a ‘shippô tsunagi’-pattern (interlocking circles).

The designs are executed in all different shades of the rainbow.

The lining is made vermillion silk. The thick red border at the bottom of the kimono is filled with cotton.

In Japan, the crane, “tsuru” is one of the mystical or holy creatures and symbolizes good fortune and longevity because of its fabled lifespan of a thousand years. Tsuru are also known for being faithful monogamous, making it a popular wedding design.

The kimono is in perfect good condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Approx. size:
Height 201 cm, Width 131 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).

Ref. No. : B1013b

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