This is a vintage Irotomesode
with a design of 'peony' (botan), 'tachibana'(mandarin orange), 'kiku'(chrysanthemum), 'ume'(Japanese plum)
and flower diamond on 'kikko ' (tortoise shell), which is dyed and embroidered.
Its batik's cracked parts are impressive and beautiful.
Textile is rinzu silk with cloud, botan, kiku and 'sasa'(bamboo grass) pattern and has soft touch.
The lapel is hiro-eri(unfolded).
The bottom is lightly padded.
It has an embroidery kamon.
Discoloration due to its old age can be seen. (D)
A snag (C) was remain of basting stitches and we removed it.
A stain of left front panel is not so disturbing.
There are other couple of flaws.
Please check detail photos.
It has flaws like this, due to its old age.
However, we hope you enjoy this alluring vintage design!