Kiku – short Kimono with artistic print of royal chrysanthemums
In Japan the chrysanthemum (Kiku) symbolizes royalty, longevity and rejuvenation. The chrysanthemum is the emblem of the Imperial Family, it is symbolically used as the national flower by the Japanese people, along with the cherry blossom (sakura) and it is even printed on the cover of a Japanese passport. This vintage Haori (short Kimono) has an artistic print of roughly drawn chrysanthemums in dark grey and others woven in pink and beige colors. The fabric is a heavy crepe silk quality, with a soft silk lining in white and pink. It is vintage, there are just a few tiny stains on the light beige parts (bottom collar, inside collar and on one sleeve) which are hardly visible. It has 3 small stains in the lining, though you won’t wear this beauty inside out. But hey, it’s a special vintage find from Japan!
Material: crepe silk, with silk lining
Back length: 83 cm
Shoulder width: 60 cm
Sleeve length: 57 cm
Mannequin bust size: Medium (EU 38)
Please note that vintage garments have a history, therefore this vintage Kimono/Haori may not be in perfect condition. It has some minor stains, any major imperfections are mentioned in the description above. Look at the photos carefully to assess the condition. If you need more detailed info, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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