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1930s Japanese kimono HAORI fan designs

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1940   item# 1047399

1930s Japanese kimono HAORI fan designs
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$75 

1930s Japanese formal short silk kimono (haori) with designs showing numerous fans with designs of pine, bamboo and various seals. Excellent quality wax resist work with minute details. The decorated side bearing those designs is actually the lining of the kimono, while the outside is brown silk (see Enlargement 4). This arrangement is the remnant of the Edo period, when the laws against luxury did not allow wealthy merchants to wear sumptuous silks, so they were used on the lining of the garmen ...click for details

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