'Mayonaka no umi' Kimono

  • The vintage 'Midnight Ocean' Kimono in deep indigo-blue, textured silk is rippled with fine black lines, crossing over each, like a map of sea journeys. The lines grow thicker and more gnarled in parts before transitioning back into calmer waters. It's hard not to fall in love with this stylish piece which runs deep with interpretation.

    Partially lined in white, with a silky strip of grey satin down the centre lining.

    In excellent condition except for some age spotting on the lining and a larger, but not obvious, age spot on the inside of the kimono around knee height.

    This versatile kimono would look fantastic as an extra winter layer over sleek black - or even jeans and a jumper. Add a splash of colour with a bright scarf or brooch or give your look even more texture with natural, earthy tones or paler blues or greys.

    The irregularity of the pattern in this piece makes it highly suitable for displaying on the wall as textile art.

    Unlined

    Condition - Immaculate

    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.

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