ANTIQUE JAPANESE KIMONO AND OBI SILK TEXTILE ART BY EAST2WEST COLLECTION
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: item # 1081502

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Antique Japanese Silk Kimono Plum Blossom Garden Scene

Lovely lightweight rinzu silk with a woven landscape pattern of a traditional Japanese house and swirling water. This beautiful antique fabric has yuzen dyed branches of plum blossoms on the sleeves and around the top half of the kimono. Dyed down the sides of the front and the bottom of the back are large detailed outdoor garden and teahouse scenes on a violet-red ground. This kimono is lined with handwoven silk dyed ‘benibana’ red on the top two-thirds and in the sleeves; the bottom one-third of the lining is light tan silk. In the center of the back is one white family crest (mon) with a plum motif. Having one-five family crests on a Japanese garment meant that it was not worn every day, but only on special formal or semi-formal occasions.

Condition: excellent condition for its age: one age spot on front left sleeve (1½” x 1”-see photo), small amounts of wear along the bottom edge. Lining has a few tiny age spots or pulled threads. Size: 47” across the top; 58” top to bottom. Sleeve: W-12” x L-25”. Such superior textile artwork would be a wonderful addition to your kimono collection; also adding a lovely touch to home décor.

Textile arts have played an important role in traditional Japan for more than one thousand years. Master artisans created these one-of-a kind treasures that were highly valued in their day and are now highly collectible. For centuries, Japanese style of garments evolved to the modern day kimono. Japanese rulers dictated strict dress codes for many centuries. An individual’s rank, class, gender, age and marital status determined the kimono’s material type, the colors, and patterns that someone could wear.

Age: Taisho: 1912-1926).
Condition: Excellent condition for its age: one age spot on front left sleeve (1½” x 1”-see photo), small amounts of wear along the bottom edge. Lining has a few tiny age spots or pulled threads.
Size: 47” across the top; 58” top to bottom. Sleeve: W-12” x L-25”.



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