'Suise' Kimono

  • The cool blue-green tones of this vintage textured-silk Kimono are as refreshing as a 'Life Aquatic'. There are hints of yellow, black and white in the thread giving the appearance depth and movement. We can't help but see shimmering water just above swaying tendrils of underwater plantlife when we gaze upon this beauty. Lined in greyish blue and white silk. 


    Externally this Kimono is in very good condition however there are a few age spots at the back towards the hem. The largest is about 3cm wide and is located about 20cm above the hem  - it's not overly obvious due to the colour of the kimono (ie we had to look hard for it)  but if you wished to have the garment amended  - shortening the kimono to wear as a thigh length jacket would eliminate the spot. The cream lining has significant age spotting but it cannot be seen when worn or displayed on the wall.  

    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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