This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Houmongi. Houmongi are semi-formal kimono that can be worn by both married and unmarried women. They are characterized by artfully arranged patterns that flow seamlessly across the garments' seams. This kimono displays a cute pattern of multicoloured cranes flying over the shoulders and around the hem. This kimono likely originates in the early Showa Period (1926 - 1989).
I have inspected this kimono in detail, there is some damage, mostly in the form of patina on the cranes. There is also some additional staining. Overall, I would rate this kimono in average vintage condition. This garment is 100% silk.
Arm Span: 126cm
Width Across Back: 63cm
Total Width of Skirt: 132cm
Sleeve Drop: 50cm
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. In this case, the kimono will ideally fit a woman about 142cm (4'8") - 162cm (5'4") tall, with hips about 88cm (34.5") 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/listing/243891318…
It's also up for auction on Ebay: www.ebay.ca/itm/291537769953?s…