Japanese Textiles and Folk Art

Meiji Tomesode Formal Kimono with Pine Motif

KIMONO #110 -$480.00

This black chirimen silk kimono is called tomesode and is worn by married women for their formal occasions. This particular piece is from the Meiji period (1868-1912) and is depicted with a symmetrical design of pine needles and a few plum blossoms. The design of this particular piece is rare in its1 extreme simplicity and it is a good representation of earlier Meiji period that valued humility in everyday life. Some delicate embroidery is applied over the tip of pine trees and plum blossoms. This elegant design is continued to the bottom of the interior of the kimono. There are a total of five rare and large family crests on the both back and front of the kimono. The lining of the kimono is red silk and the condition of the kimono is excellent. The dimensions are:

Width (Sleeve to Sleeve): approximately 50"

Length: approximately 59"

Sleeve Length: approximately 17"

 

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