A Boy's Cotton Kimono: Targets and Arrow Feathers
ca. mid twentieth century
27 1/2" x 24", 70 cm x 61 cm
This beautifully graphic Nikoniko kasuri cotton kimono once belonged to a little boy.
The deep, rich, chocolate color of the base is gorgeous, as is the unusual repeat pattern, which appears to be that of a target with a super-imposed arrow feather--certainly a very "masculine" motif to use on a little boys kimono.
The garment is lined in white and deep purple cotton, and there are two long, white cotton ties hand stitched to the front, for closure.
Just lovely, and in quite good condition.