A large and striking ‘chirimen’ (crepe) silk antique kurotomesode featuring elegant cranes and paulownia masterfully created with yuzen-dyeing, sagara knot and simple embroidery. Late-Meiji period (1890-1911), Japan. The Kimono Gallery
Geisha Hikizuri. Mid to late Meiji period (1880-1911), Japan. The Kimono Gallery. A soft chirimen-silk Geisha formal hikizuri featuring a fleet of auspicious treasure ships sailing on a frothy sea. Detailed yuzen-dyeing, with embroidery highlights and gold foil outlining.
This kimono has a fine blue rinzu (damask) silk base decorated with designs accomplished by yuzen-dyeing, hand-painting, and metallic embroidery ‘couching’. Taisho period (1912-1927), Japan. The Kimono Gallery