This mesmerizing Houmongi
kimono has lovely 'kiku'(chrysanthemum) and mandarin duck in fan along the stream line, which are gracefully embroidered.
Some of the patterns are outlining with gold dyestuff, which gently shine and add extra elegance.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The lapel is hiro-eri (wide lapel).
Silk kasane-eri(double collar) is added.
Besides stains on the collar, discoloration can be seen on the base.
Especially on the creases, top shoulders, underarm areas, back side, and lapel are noticeable.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Although not indicated, douura(upper lining) is slightly discolored.
It's no longer wearable for formal occasions.
However, it is still valuable and enjoyable piece with its gracefulness.
*Approx background color - HTML code ( 9092AB)