K2872 RARE MEIJI SILK KUROTOMESODE, HANDPAINTED CRANES AND PINES
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Meiji Era 1868-1912
Across Shoulders and Sleeve 49 inches ( 123 cms )
Across Body 22 inches ( 56 cms )
Length 60 inches ( 150.8 cms )
Length of Sleeve 23 1/2 inches ( 59.7 cms )
Excellent for the age, there is some discolouration of paint on the cranes and a light mark on left loer front, see photos.
This is a lovely kurotomesode in heavy weight chirimen silk. There are 5 Tsuta Mon present. The design is exquisite, large hand painted cranes and pines. The red cap of the cranes are embroidered with sagara stitch and the hem is padded. The design continues inside the lower hem and the upper lining is cream raw silk. wonderful collector's piece!
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