Japanese Hikizuri
1950s.

Rinzu
silk (in a fret motif) with gold and metallic embroidery, hand painting and gold and silver stencilled surihaku.  50" across the shoulders; 68"long.  Five mon.  This was a performing geisha's kimono--cut longer than normal so that it swirled on the floor as she danced.  It is a gorgeous kilim that has some light tea staining--on the center front and very small spots on the back of one sleeve.   SALE:  $365

K-9263   Back view below
               Large detail photo, front
               Large full view, front
               Large full view, back
               Large detail, phoenix motif
MARLA MALLETT

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