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Fine Japanese Kimono

Pre WW II Formal Black Haori with Lacquer Weave and Sashiko Kame Mon

The silk for this formal haori is heavy weight damask. The damask pattern is floral and mirrors the lacquered chrysanthemums. The haori has a single mon (family crest)that has been embroidered sashiko fashion at the center back. The motif for the crest is kame or turtle. The turtle like the crane is regarded as a symbol of long life. This is the first mon of this motif we have seen. The haori is lined in a creamy white damask that is elegant to the touch and eye. The haori has a slight patina of age. 48 x 33

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