A Baby's Padded Itajime Shibori Kimono: Stitched Tie

$145.00 USD

mid twentieth century
shoulder to hem x sleeve tip to sleeve tip: 26" x 29", 66 cm x 73.5 cm

This small kimono, meant for a baby or toddler, is hand stitched from indigo dyed cotton.  It is lined in sekka shibori dyed cotton and it is padded with cotton batting.

The pattern on the coat is probably familiar to many of you: it is sekka shibori, or a kind of folded shibori whose pattern resembles a blue, snow flower.

The kimono is seemingly not-as-yet worn as it shows little signs of wear. Please note, however, small areas of red dye that is offset from red thread used for stitching which affects the white or undyed areas of this kimono. These marks are illustrated rather faithfully on the accompanying detail photos. 

As well, please note three small holes to the center, back shoulder area of the kimono, also shown on detail photos here.

The small kimono is outfitted with a stitched-on belt and overall this is a cozy-looking kimono which is mean to keep a baby warm and coddled. 

A wonderful little garment that calls up memories of old Japan, this indigo on this jacket is still deep and rich and, as said above, this little coat could easily be worn, if desired.