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Rare Japanese Geisha's Silk Tomesode with Blue Birds
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Very rare tomesode with blue birds. A light to medium weight crepe silk decorated with yuzen dyeing techique and small touches of silk embroidery. On the front panels each bird’s head and throat is embroidered using satin stitch method. Some of the leaves are accented with fine gold threads at their edges and a small grouping of flowers are decorated with very small French knots. The back is plain, except for three white mon (family crests). The painted design is repeated in the lining. The upper lining is red benibana-dyed silk. This formal garment is in excellent condition it measures 50"across the shoulders and 59" long.