Short kimono decorated in a similar manner as the Chinese opera costumes. The design large and bold and the materials sturdy as befits costumes subjected to heavy usage. Front decorated with stylized flowers while the back features a large fish emerging out of foamy water. Stormy water design at bottom of both front and back. The long tassels hanging down to cover the fish are obviously intended to be in motion as are the irises of the eyes, behind their celluloise covering.
Circa: Late 19- early 20th century
Material: Mettalic thread and silk embroidery on silk crepe.
Condition: Even fading to back and shoulder area, some water stains, some metallic thread fraying, good
Dimensions: 30" x 39"
Inventory number: WR3744