This charming vintage kimono has 'sakura'(cherry blossom) and 'kikyou'(balloon flower) on adorable large butterfly pattern, which are dyed.
Main parts such as on left front panel, right chest, sleeve and hem of back side are embroidered.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The lapel is bachi-eri(folded lapel) and sleeve length is long, which is the feature of kimono from pre WWII.
Embroidered threads are coming loose, because of frays in places. (H)
There are some other flaws such as patinas (E) and discolorations on its base color.
Please check detail photos.
Enjoy its charming vintage design!
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(We might ask if the item can be borrowed to exhibit in a museum or use its images in publishing and apply part of the profits to Kimono Archive's running expense.)