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1920's Gauze like Kimono with Large Needlepoint Dragon On Back and in Pockets


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One size fits most, 48" bust/chest with lapels slightly overlapped (and folded over as made) to indicate largest tied size. Super impressive early Kimono with a hand lettered neck tag that may indicate the maker but it is only blurred lettering at this point. Material may be some sort of silk blend but has the feel of a finished gauze, soft and smooth not rough. Right sleeve shows some tears (see pictures) and needs some conservation to make it more wearable without risk of damage from snagging the holes and making it worse. There are also some scattered small marks but nothing overly significant. A few other small holes on back (see pictures). One belt loop loose at one end and needs a couple of stitches.

The embroidery on this one is intense and very well done. Embroidery is in excellent condition overall.

As was the style with many of these from this era, the sleeves are a different tone then the body of the Kimono. Rare.