|MEISEN SILK HAORI KIMONO ENSEMBLE (circa 1910) WITH RED AND WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM DESIGN|
The silk for this haori is called Meisen. The fabric has been decorated in a stenciled design. The pattern of abstract chrysanthemums in white on red with yellow centers is very contemporary looking. The kimono has a slight stain on the back on one sleeve. The kimono is lined in cotton as per the era. The haori is made of the same silk meisen. It has its original ties and some stains. The haori's lining has a few stains. To have a matching ensemble is very unusual. Meisen is a great fabric. It is made of silk woven with dyed cocoon filament. The cloth’s durability made it extremely popular from 1910 to about 1950. Today collectors are greedily gathering up all of these they can find. Dimensions: Kimono sleeve tip to sleeve tip 45” X 55” long. Haori sleeve tip to sleeve tip 45” X 30” long.