Art Deco Antique Japanese Taisho Wedding Kimono
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Inventory Number: 10021
Antique Japanese Taisho wedding kimono, art deco style.
During the Taisho period (1912-1926), the wedding kimono were not heavily padded as were previous periods or later to current times, nor, in general, were they heavily embroidered. They were hand dyed using the yuzen technique (waxy material placed all over except where they wanted the dye. Then it would be dyed, washed off and the whole process repeated until all colors in the whole piece were finished). They may have some couching (threads sewn to fabric) or some light embroidery. They were all hand sewn. This kimono, made of silk crepe, has a modern art deco look. It has a black background with crane outlines and patterns inside the cranes. There is some couching, some embroidery and a full lining, which then dates this to later Taisho period. It's padded only along the hems of the kimono and lining. It measures about 67" long and 50" across. These were usually special ordered and does have a mon (family crest).
The condition is excellent. The black dyed areas have light color change from age, mostly along the seams or edges.
These works of art from Taisho are becoming more scarce and hard to find.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 08 October, 2006.