This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Furisode. Furisode are formal kimono for young, unmarried women. This piece likely originates in the early Taisho Period (1912 - 1926). It features a bold and beautiful pattern of flower filled boats floating along in the water. This kimono was likely modified from a young girl's or teenager's kimono into an adult sized piece, this is somewhat evidenced by the kimono's small size. There is also evidence that the kimono was widened, and that the collar was resewn to the proportions of a grow up's kimono. The colour of this kimono was difficult to capture in photos. It is in reality a sort of muted orange-red. The colour is best represented in the damage photos - though it is a bit more muted than shown there. The exterior is rinzu, woven with a bamboo leaf pattern, and the kimono bares five arrow leaf crests.
I have inspected this furisode in detail, and unfortunately there is a great deal of dye transfer and some rather prominent staining. However, it is still a very striking and visually appealing piece that would be well suited to display. Overall, I would rate this furisode in fair to average antique condition. This garment is 100% silk.
150cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
128cm - Arm span
60cm - Width across the back
127cm - Total width of skirt
96.5cm - Sleeve drop
If you are unsure of how to interpret the kimono's size it is important to know that the length (collar - hem) should be approximately 10cm longer to 10cm shorter than the wearer's overall height (longer is better). This is because the excess length will be folded up at the waist. Meanwhile, the skirt should wrap around the hips a full 1.5 times. The armspan should also reach wrist to wrist on the wearer. If this kimono is worn with a waist fold, it will ideally fit a woman about 140cm (4'7") - 160cm (5'3") tall. This kimono will ideally fit a woman with hips about 85cm (33.5") around. There is some give and take in these measurements though.This piece is currently up for sale in my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/ca/listing/486225…
It's also up for auction on Ebay: www.ebay.ca/itm/291915761669?s…