Feathery silver trees and temples cover this vintage, black silk Kimono. We can't help but imagine this is the view from a mountainside retreat we regularly visit - high in Kyoto looking over the valley to a remote zen temple on a steep slope accessible only by foot - when you arrive it is completely magical - stay as long as you like and just take it in. If you are the owner of this Kimono you can wrap yourself in this idea - a special kind of personal meditation!
This piece has been immaculately preserved and would make a stunning long evening jacket - if not worn as traditionally intended with an obi. The inside is lined with cream silk.
The look and feel is so ethereal and stunning it would be just as perfect hanging as textile art in your home.
Excellent condition with just a couple of tiny age spots on inner lining and some watermarking inside lapel lining.
Note - Please Read before purchase:
Kimonos are generally made, for wearing traditionally tied with an Obi sash, on smaller framed, not too tall bodies - however if worn as an open jacket there is generally enough room in the sleeve area and in length to be worn by several sizes larger and taller than originally intended. However there is no guarantee it will sit perfectly on your body shape. Let's call it freestyle!
As we take every measure to ensure you are advised of the correct sizing prior to purchase - we ask you to please be aware that we don't refund for garments chosen in error. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries regarding dimensions before purchase.
All vintage and antique kimono and haori were hand made. Therefore you may see some loose, temporary stitches around edges of sleeves, hems and collars on our kimonos. These stitches, called shitsuke ito, are kept in place to assist the valuable kimono in retaining its shape and alignment. In Japan the stitches are normally removed before wearing then restitched again after cleaning and before storage, for the same reasons as above. We like the look of authenticity they bring so feel free to retain them if you like, or remove them before wearing.
Length (shoulder to hem)
1m 53 cm
Neck to sleeve width
Length of sleeve hang ( top to bottom )
Width across back
*Total width (measured under arms)
(back panel plus right and left front panels)
59 + 31 + 31 = 121cm
*Please note that the above measurement is purely fabric and does not take into account overlapping when worn traditionally
Dry Clean Only
Ideally you should clean your silk kimono as little as possible to keep it in top condition. Please try to avoid using lotions or oily perfumes when you wear it. Also make sure your hands are clean as sticky or greasy fingers and Kimono don't play well together!
Air your kimono after wearing by hanging on a kimono hanger or extra wide coat-hanger.
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