Women's unused, vintage, silk awase kimono - golden hued floral

$78.00

This listing is for the kimono seen in the photographs. Please note that kimono do not have belts or loops for belts.

This beautiful, vintage kimono is created entirely of silk. This kimono is in excellent condition. I did not notice any stains or flaws on the outside or inside of the kimono. It still has some of its "stay" or "basting" stitches around the collar. These white threads should be removed before wearing.

The exterior of this kimono was created out of a kinsha-type silk with a printed floral design of mums (kiku) hydrangeas, bell flowers (kikyo), bush clover (hagi) and camellia in muted golden, blue, green, pink-mauve, red and white hues. Many of the flowers are accented with a metallic gold colored paint. These gold accents are subtle. I tried to capture the sheen of these gold accents in the 10th photo. The kimono has a warm, golden-beige hued background with golden "speckles" and pale silver-blue streaks. The silk also has a woven design of floral crests. This is a damask pattern and is very difficult to see unless the light reflects off the woven crests.

The medium weight, kinsha crepe silk has a smooth but slight "pebbly" texture, slight sheen and wonderful drape. It also resists wrinkles.

The last two photos show the color of the kimono most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were placed in the photos for color comparison. The exterior of the kimono (photo 10) and the lower lining of the kimono (photo 9) can be seen.

The kimono is fully lined with silk (awase kimono). The upper lining is a lighter weight, white colored silk while the lower lining is a light to medium weight, rose-mauve colored silk.

Please read the dimensions to determine if you will find the size desirable for you. 

The pattern, colors and silk of this kimono indicate it was created to be worn during the autumn months.

*Length of kimono: about 61.5 inches (156 cm)

-kimono are folded when worn to adjust the length. For the majority of women the hem of this kimono may drag on the floor unless it is adjusted. Measure from your shoulder to your ankle. The difference between this number and 61.5 inches will be the amount that needs to be folded. For example: If you measure 50 inches from your shoulders to your ankles then 11.5 inches of the kimono will be needed to be folded to adjust the length. If you measure greater than 61.5 inches from your shoulders to your ankles than this kimono will be too short for you.

*Shoulder width of kimono with sleeves: 51.5 inches ( 130.8 cm)

-Stand with your arms spread out and have a friend measure from one wrist, across your shoulders and to your other wrist. This will help determine where the sleeve will fall on your wrist.

*Length of sleeves(how far the sleeves fall): 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

*Width of kimono: 54 inches (137 cm)

- measure around your hips at the widest point. Subtract this number from 54 inches (137cm). If the difference is about 16 inches (41cm) or greater than this kimono should fit you well. If the difference is about 10 inches (25cm) this kimono should still fit you but it may not overlap as much in the front. If the difference is 10 inches (25cm) or less than this kimono will not overlap enough in the front and will not fit you correctly. Of course, you can still wear it as an open robe or use it for decoration!

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks others than those noted in the description. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell although I do not notice one. Items can be hung in the shade to remove odor. Dry cleaning is recommended.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding items. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*

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A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.

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