Japanese Irosode
Meiji period. Circa 1900.

Woman's formal kimono of purple chirimen silk crepe with yuzen decoration.  Beautifully drawn phoenix motif. 49"across the shoulders; 59"long. This lovely hand-painted  kimono is in very good condition, with a couple of tiny pin holes on the shoulder line. These are not visible when the piece is hung for display.  Read about yuzen dyeing on the Design Techniques page.    $585

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MARLA MALLETT

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