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Japanese Antique Textile Girl's Asa Ceremonial Kimono with Charm

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1309745

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Girl's ceremonial kimono and juban (under kimono) made of asa (hemp or ramie) with beautiful auspicious motifs such as plum flowers, pine trees and bamboos which are hand-painted. Both the warps and wefts are hand-plied. It has silk thread charms in the back as it was believed that the evils came from the back. It is called "se-mamori" and the custom was often seen in the Kansai area such as Kyoto and Osaka. It also has beautiful silk cord ornament in the wrists. Two belts are made of plain weave silk. The juban is partly attached to the kimono with stitches. In excellent condition for this age except for some light stains in the upper fronts and sleeves and one in the juban. 19th century. 58cm x 73cm