|BLUE SUSOHIKI GEISHA KIMONO WITH HAND PAINTED YUZEN BAMBOO DESIGN
This beautiful hand painted kimono is made of medium weight blue silk. it has been hand pained in a manificent design of bamboo. Yuzen is a famous dyeing technique that allows the textile artist to use the silk as a canvas. The characteristics of yuzen are its hand painted brush storks and picturesque patterns. The sublime beauty of Yuzen still catches the heart of everyone. Legend holds that the bamboo is the only tree on which the sacred phoenix feeds. The tree is honored for its beauty, flexibility and its usefulness. The pale green color is also of note. It is called spring bamboo and refers to the delicate new growth color. This very long blue kimono is the authentic costume Geishas wear when performing. The lavish hand painted design has gold leaf highlights. The Susohiki kimono is fully lined. The lining has embroidered butterflies as an added embellishment. It has five formal crests or mon.
US$6000 - SOLD