This is an ANTIQUE Japanese Furisode. Furisode are formal kimono for young, unmarried women. Black, formal furisode like this were often worn as wedding dresses in the early 20th century. So, this kimono was likely worn by a bride on her wedding day. This piece likely originates in the late Meiji (1868 - 1912) or early Taisho Period (1912 - 1926). This furisode features an enchanting pattern of little cranes soaring over misty pine boughs. The overall effect of the black background makes the pattern appear as a dreamy night time scene. This furisode features 5 wisteria crests.
I have inspected this furisode in detail, and there is minimal damage given its age. There is a loose thread on the interior, and some stitching under one of the arms that needs repair. Other than that, there are no noticeable stains, and the silk is still strong. Overall I would rate this kimono in excellent (near mint) antique condition.
159cm - Long (Collar to Hem)
124cm - Arm span
58cm - Width across the back
126cm - Total width of skirt
104cm - 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 149cm (4'10") - 169cm (5'6") tall with hips about 84cm (33") 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/460567…
It's also up for auction on Ebay: www.ebay.ca/itm/291853471614?s…