NEW K2899 RARE TAISHO BINGATA CHIRIMEN SILK KIMONO, BUTTERFLIES
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Taisho Era 1912-1926
Across Shoulders and Sleeves 48 inches ( 120.2 cms )
Across Body 22 inches ( 55.8 cms )
Length 57 inches ( 143.2 cms )
Length of Sleeve 18 1/4 inches ( 46.3 cms )
Very Good, the cream background has discoloured slightly over all due to it's age, there are marks here and there over the kimono, see photos, these do not show prominently, as the kimono has a busy colourful design. The condition is not perfect but this is a rare piece and the condition is reflected in the price.
This is a rare, unusual piece from the Taisho Era. The fabric is chirimen silk and type of kimono is hitoe which means unlined for summer wear. The dramatic, colourful design technique is bingata of butterflies and these are the colours most used in bingata technique, red/yellow/blue. Bingata textiles are usually associated with Southern Japan, Okinawa. Wonderful collector's item! but please see photos for condition.
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