MARLA MALLETT

Japanese Hikizuri
Taisho period 1930s.   
Rinzu
silk geisha's spring or summer kimono with silk, gold and silver floral embroidery; painted pastel shading.  Lovely rinzu silk lining.  51"across shoulders; 72"long. These special kimono were cut longer than usual, and had longer than average sleeves. This one has not just one lightly padded hem, but a separate red lower lining with its own padded hem. Such a garment was worn slung low on the back of the neck, and draped on the floor to swirl outward in a graceful arc during dance performances.....$650   

K-4312 Back view below
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