A Child's Cotton Kimono: Five Family Crests

$75.00 USD

early to mid twentieth century
27" x 31", 68.5 cm x 79 cm

As with most children's kimono, this one is charming and was more than likely worn by a little boy.

It is fully lined, indigo dyed cotton and completely hand stitched: notice that there is a tuck all the way around the bottom part of the kimono which is a way of "sizing" the garment to fit the child. This seam is also easily let out as the child grows and needs a longer kimono.

There are five family crests on the kimono, the crest showing the melon flower motif; the mon or crests were resist dyed and their details were painted in by hand.

Charming--and wearable.