This is a portion of an unused tacked-together unfinished Furisode kimono - basically this is the main part of a bolt of furisode fabric that has been tacked together to show a potential buyer how the furisode kimono will look when finally assembled to fit the buyer. It would be the left front and back of the furisode with the collar and without the sleeve. It is being sold here as fabric but unlike a bolt of fabric it is cut to the kimono pieces and tacked together helping you to know how to reassemble this into a finished kimono.
And what a kimono this was intended to be!!!! This is a beautiful handdyed and embroidered silk. It has a lovely design of a handpainted flowercart overflowing with peonies, sakura, wisteria, iris,mums and other blossoms, and surrounded by gorgeous handpainted flying cranes as the feature all on a stunning shade of turquoise to sky blue. The fabric is in very good unused condition although some "starch spots" which are peculiar to silk stored in hot humid Japanese summers have begun to develop especially in the areas above the main design just over and above the sakura and cranes on the left. There is still a good amount of stunning fabric that is very usable. It is being sold for making into elegant and unique clothing, pillows, home decor, etc.
Size differences among kimono are minimal. They have all been made from a standard length of fabric--a tan or bolt about 12 -15 yards long and 14 or 15 inches wide.
International buyers please convo me to obtain shipping quote. UK shipping subject to additional customs duties to be paid by buyer upon pick up at post office; generally no delivery is available in the UK due to customs collection requirements.
A brand new silk kimono can cost as much as a new car, being a vast amount of silk, with hand applied textile art and being entirely hand tailored, so a vintage one is a real bargain and they are often in virtually perfect condition or, if flawed, with minor, inconspicuous flaws. These kimonos or haoris are Recycled Vintage or Antique items and may have small stains, age spots or other spots that I haven't foundor mentioned. I have not dry cleaned them unless stated, so if this would be an issue for you then please understand that these are NOT new before purchasing. Truly a bargain.. but they may have small stains and other minor issues, though I choose the absolute best I can find for you!