This is a fabulous vintage kurotomesode, most formal kimono for married woman.
It has Damask-like decorative design and grape arabesque pattern, which is dyed on the bottom.
Fine embroidery work is gorgeously added on the main parts.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Silk hiyoku is added.
The collar is hiro-eri (unfolded).
The sleeve length is long, which is the feature of kimono from pre WWII.
It has 5 dyed kamon(family crest).
There is a stamp of the designer's signature of Daihiko, one of the leading dyeing companies in Japan, near the collar end of the right front panel.
*Though the photo shows uneven colors by the angle of light, actual background color is one color.
It has slight discoloration by ages on its base, and relatively prominent the back mid seam and right sleeve seam.(F)
It has some flaws such as stains, patinas and snags.
It has some other flaws such as smudges, slight discoloration and stains on the hiyoku (additional layer) and 'Douura' (upper lining).
Though it has some flaws by ages, it is in very good condition overall.
Please enjoy this gorgeous design on the bottom.
Daihiko is one of the long-established stores of Tokyo-Yuzen, which was established in 1875 in Tokyo.
They have been creating artistic kimono with Yuzen
technique and elaborate Japanese embroidery works.
Their high artistic value kimono have been appriciated by art collecters and judges all over the world.