This marvelous handwoven Silk Boy’s Kimono was intended to be worn for Boys’ Day in Japan by a young boy of noble standing. This “one in a million” design of a Samurai Lord and his retainers has been hand painted using the “Rice Paste Resist” method then hand embroidered using Pure Gold threads that have been “Couched” onto the fabric.
The Family Crest (“Mon”) appears 5 times on the shoulders and back of the garment and indicates that it was intended to be worn for formal occasions. The Crest is that of the Wood Sorrell (“Katabami”) whose seeds were very prolific; but, more importantly, the graphic convention of introducing the sword blade between the leaflets provided tremendous appeal to the martial class and was taken as a very auspicious symbol for high ranking military families.
The Kimono has been lined and underlined and padded for greater warmth in the colder months. From the high sheen of this finely handwoven Silk to the actual painting and fabulous embroidery, this Boys’ Kimono is a valued heirloom dating from Meiji Era Japan.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
TTAC will personally pack and ship via UPS at company expense within the continental U.S.