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Vintage kimono. 100% silk.
Inspired by mythological tales & auspicious motifs, such as the crane. The motifs symbolize a range of human desires & qualities — from strength to beauty, fortune, & longevity.
The pattern is cut from a 'Kuro-tomesode,' 黒留袖 a formal kimono with designs along the bottom of the skirt worn by married women on ceremonial occasions. A typical feature of the Kuro-tomesode is the number of 'Kamon' 家紋 (family crest). This kimono is adorned with the 'Kiri' 桐, paulownia crest. This tree was adopted as a crest motif because it symbolizes good fortune.
The work of art pattern is created by 'Yuzen' 友禅染; a Japanese resist dyeing technique by hand featuring crane pairs, gold thread hand-embroidery, floral designs, and is fully lined with Japanese vintage kimono silk.
Every piece is one of a kind and hand-numbered. All wear and idiosyncrasies are unique to the textile. Handcrafted by artisans in New York City.
Size & Measurements:
One size fits all (XS-L). Model (5'11 / 180cm)
Front length from neck: 28in / 71cm
Back length from neck: 32in / 81cm
Chest: 23 in / 58cm
Care and Longevity:
Spot treat to clean or bring to a green dry cleaner. May be sensitive to treatment with dry cleaning chemicals.
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