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This silk kimono features Sensu or Ougi which are the fans used in dance performances: popular as it symbolises growth, expanding when opened.
Within the fans are Japanese design motifs, including ‘Sakura ’ blossom, ‘botan’ and ‘kiku’ flowers, and ‘Tsuru’. Sakura, The Cherry Blossom is one of the first of the year to bloom, and blooms for a relatively long time. It holds a special place in hearts of the Japanese: signifying new beginnings. Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan. Kiku, the chrysanthemum, is the flower of the Imperial House and and often used icon of Japan itself (it features on Japanese passports).
Tsuru, the crane, frequently appears on wedding kimono as it represents hope, longevity and good fortune, because of its fabled life span of a thousand years. It also represents fidelity, as Japanese cranes are known to mate for life.
The fabric is a silk, with a pattern of Nami, waves, woven into the fabric giving it a textured finish. The design is further enhanced by gold printed areas.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 20-30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: 28cm wide x 20cm high closed, 35cm high when open.