Supreme Antique Japanese Wedding Furisode Uchikake by Choutama - This kimono print reminded me of my most-favorite kimono that I wore when I was a cute, little kodomo. Grandpa and Grams brought it back from Nihon for me. I did love that thing. Miss them, too.
Furisode, Late Edo period (1789–1868), 19th century Silk, 4:1 satin damask weave (rinzu); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin stitches; laid work and couching, and padded couching; lined with silk, plain weave 183.8 x 128.8 cm (72 1/4 x 50 3/4 in.). First the edges of the trunk were padded with a heavy thread; then, over this padding, gold-wrapped thread was couched with red silk thread.The Art Institute of Chicago
Kimono: second quarter 20th century Culture: Japanese Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 65 in. (165.1 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John Steele, 1981