A stunning Japanese vintage red and white silk full length kimono dressing gown, robe or coat. It really is bold and beautiful with a striking red background and what looks like white dandelion seeds flying throughout. It has good weight and is fully lined/ I was told that this kimono is a ceremonial one though not sure for what event. Please read all details below. Its fully lined of course and Slight color differences may exist due to lights, cameras, and different display settings. I am not a vintage clothing or fabric expert. Everything in my shop was purchased for my personal use and not for resale at the time. Great selection of Vintage Clothes and some beautiful Mid Century Jewelry or Vintage Mexican Jewelry to go with them!
CONDITION: Is excellent with age-appropriate wear, which may include slight color variation or bleed on vintage and antique hand-dyed kimono textiles, light soil and/or discreet marks from use, and basting stitch (or the remnants of a basting stitch) may be found along the garments' edges—some kimono cleaners apply this stitch to hold the garment neatly in storage, it is easily removed.
SIZES APPROX: One size fits most in Kimono's to a Large I would say. The mannequin is sized to 34 bust, 29 waist and 35 hips and 61 inches tall to shoulder.
Sleeve to Sleeve: 50 inch spread
Length: 56 inches
As with all used items, please expect the normal wear that is the hallmark and authentication or preowned vintage and antique clothing. Sizes are approximate. Our opinion regarding era, age, genre, style, material, medium, maker, technique, color, condition, origin, history, etc., may differ from yours and is offered without guarantee.
PLEASE NOTE: Bust waist hip measurements are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item and will be form fitting. Can't go up in size but if you're somewhat smaller garments would have a comfortable fit. Hope this makes sense. Vintage label sizes will generally differ from modern sizing.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.