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Fine Japanese Kimono

Buddhist Gojo Gesa (Kesa) Wisteria Mon Woven in real Gold.

Legend tells us that the priestly vestments were made of discarded rags. The patchwork configuration is characteristic of the Buddhist vestment called Gesa or Kesa. Five narrow panels of cloth are stitched together and symbolize the virtue of poverty and freedom from desire. The Traditional Knots are believed to hold in Virtue and keep out evil. The large flat rectangle or kesa is woven in silk Gold brocade. The lavish pattern features a religious Crest of Wisteria Flowers. The Wisteria has been noted in Japanese literature since the Nara Period. The kesa is lined in light red damask silk. The Damask pattern has Wisteria Mon and Flower pattern. The Lining has several small places that are worn through- which does not detract from the beauty of the piece. The outside is perfect. This is definitely a rare treasured piece. 56.5

US$1390 - SOLD

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