The intricate design of this 1970's kimono shows a garden of traditional Japanese flora. Chrysanthemums, roses, carnations, blossoms and Botan (peonies) intertwine amongst the leaves to create a colourful silhouette against the black ground. Flowers are greatly important in Japanese culture and Hanakotoba, The Language of Flowers, is the traditional set of values from which we can decipher their individual meaning.
This kimono is made from a heavy woven silk with a subtle texture in the weave. The fabric is fully lined with a subtle ombre from the hem in a warm orange to compliment the flowers. Despite its age this kimono has been lovingly preserved and remains in very good condition.
Length - 158cm
Sleeve to sleeve - 132cm
Width of back/ front - 65cm