Beautifully hand sewn ka-gasuri summer kimono, partially lined with black and blue cottons, the color is dark blue to almost black, new condition with basting stitches. This is another Tsukurioki kimono. Tsukurioki means that it has been left unused after it was made into a kimono. These Kasuri kimonos have been associated with old women from the country-side, definitely for the non-fashionable group. These kasuri kimono are very durable, many were made to be worn as casual work clothes. I hope you can see the tiny round patch cloths used to strengthen the areas where the sleeves meet the body (enlargement 5). There are no company or designer's labels on these kimonos, but the quality of the workmanship has been constantly surprising us. All hand sewn. The more washings it goes through, the more the fabric will become softer and show the true colors of a beautiful Kasuri. Kasuri has been discovered outside of Japan and later re-evaluated by some at home as many other arts of Japan.
Dimensions: 49" sleeve to sleeve, 24" shoulder, 41" long