A Child's Itajime Cotton Shibori Kimono: Padded

$145.00 USD

mid twentieth century
shoulder to hem x sleeve tip to sleeve tip: 24 1/4" x 25 3/4", 61.5 cm x 65.5 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, both inside and out, 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 the faint sprays of foxing to the white or undyed areas of this kimono which are illustrated rather faithfully on the accompanying detail photos. These subtle marks are due to age and the general appearance of this small kimono is one of a bright, vibrant garment that shows no great wear or evidence of use.

The small kimono is outfitted with a stitched-on belt and overall this is a very cozy-looking 

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.