The furisode originated in 16th century Japan, and it was only worn by children. Before the 20th century furisodes were worn by all genders, but due to the Western influence in the 19th century, clothing became more gendered and they were only worn by young women. People who could afford furisodes would wear them daily, but since the sleeves are so long they were eventually only worn for ceremonies or special events.
This kimono was made for a child, and is decorated with Japanese motifs such as swords, hats, birds, and landscapes. It is made of printed silk.
Circa: 20th Century
Dimensions: 34" sleeve to sleeve, 40" long
Inventory number: WR2867