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REDUCED! Japanese UCHIKAKE/Wedding Kimono Ivory/Pale Gold Silk Flying Cranes M/L

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Venditore: sturdybird11 (2.717) 100%, Luogo in cui si trova l'oggetto: Harrow, Middlesex, Spedizione verso: GB e molti altri paes, Numero oggetto: 192020077242 Reduced to below cost price. This is a lovely vintage Japanese uchikake/wedding kimono/robe/coat, made of silk or silk blend fabric, with a beautiful design. The fabric is a lustrous ivory/palest gold tonal silk or silk blend, with a gorgeous all-over woven 'flying cranes' design. Cranes are an auspicious symbol for weddings, as they symbolise longevity, fidelity and good fortune. Uchikake is a type of kimono for a bride to wear. It is the top layer of the bridal costume, worn over the other layers of kimono. I have shown a photos of a Shinto bride in her wedding costume. This is for illustration purposes, NOT the uchikake for sale. It is a rare privilege to own an item such as this. Japanese brides pay hundreds of pounds just to HIRE an uchikake for their wedding day. This kimono would be perfect as traditional dress, as a glamorous coat, or as a theatre costume. Or for fancy dress/cosplay/manga. It would also look great hung on a wall for display, or for interior design. Simply thread a pole through the sleeves and hang, as shown. Fully lined in white synthetic fabric. The bottom hem is padded inside with cotton wadding, so that it hangs well and trails on the floor behind the wearer. Please note: as this uchikake has been hung for display for some time, the back has lightened slightly and is more ivory than gold, please check photos. In very good vintage condition apart from the slight fading mentioned, and there is a mark just above the hem at the front. See final photo. This would not show if displayed on a wall, as the back is usually the side presented. There is also a tiny mark on the lining. Traditional kimono styling, with square shaped, very long sleeves and a wrap front, which makes the fit adaptable. I estimate a ladies' size M/L. Sleeves of this length are considered to be 'sexy', and are therefore restricted to single girls and brides. Married ladies wear much shorter sleeves. Uchikake are meant to trail on the ground like the train of a wedding dress, if you wish to wear it in the traditional manner. This is a very long garment. One size, and would fit most ladies, certainly up to a size 14/16, depending on how many layers of clothing/kimono, you wish to wear under it. Sleeve to sleeve width 134cm 53" Shoulder to shoulder 66cm 26" Length 185cm 73" Sleeve length 106cm 42" Sleeve width 33cm 13" Weight approx. 2500 grams (As this is a heavy & bulky item, I will send it out in the UK by courier.) All measurements are approximate. Vintage items do not have care or fabric content labels. All information is given in good faith. If you prefer, you can collect the item from me (cash on collection only). Smoke and pet free home. Paypal only if posted, no returns. Thank you. Condition: In good used condition, but there is a mark on the front near the hem, and a very small mark on the lining. It is very rare to find a used uchikake without marks, flaws or damage. This lovely shaded ivory/palest gold silk uchikake/wedding kimono would be wonderful for theatre costume, as a glamorous coat, for fancy dress/cosplay or to hang on a wall for display. Fantastic woven designs of flying cranes, an auspicious emblem. Very long sleeves. White lining. One size (M/L). Originally made for a Shinto wedding ceremony. The first photo is an example of this use, NOT the item for sale., Style: Kimono, Gender: Women's, Size: One Size (M/L), Main Colour: Ivory/Palest Gold, Material: Silk Blend, Region: Japan, Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan

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