Japanese uchikake (wedding gown) with a colorful design of flowers and birds done in the Tsujigahana-zome (dye) style. The old Tsujigahana dye technique was used on the clothing of the Muromachi to Momoyama period elites. Inside the tie dyed area, flowers and birds were painted with blue, purple and black ink. Tsujigahana-dye was short lived and completely vanished by the early 17th century because of its extreme complexity. This gown is very beautiful with many woven metal threads; this is to bring the "surihaku" like effect - real gold and silver sheets were applied on cloth in Tsugigahana-dye. This gown is probably from 1970-1980. Excellent condition (like new).
The Dimensions of this gown is 79 1/2" long and 53”, sleeves 42 1/2"