Here's your chance to own a magically unique, mixed print juban kimono robe...
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I wish I had more to tell about this wonderful piece, however, I am not well-versed in kimono culture or history. So, I reached out to a group of collectors and experts who helped me figure out a few details. This is a Juban or an undergarment of the kimono wear. Everyone agreed that it is most likely early to mid-Shōwa period (1926-1989), with the fabric probable dating to 1910's-1920's. Apparently, the sleeve length indicates that the kimono itself was created before WWII. However, it is very likely that the fabric was re-used or up-cycled as we say nowadays, which explains the unique-ness of the mixed prints (I dare you to try to find a mixed print kimono piece that utilizes five different prints such as this one does!!).
The entirety of the kimono is hand-stitched, and is still in very strong condition, with no major issues to the stitching. However, there are holes and wear all throughout, specifically at the shoulders, and many holes have been hand-stitch repaired by the previous owner (again, I have not cleaned nor repaired this piece at all, in order to keep its original integrity). The inside robe is lined in a lightweight, plain fabric in solid pink color (with some fading at the inner back area). This Juban was originally purchased with the shiny green silk obi or tie. Overall condition of kimono is fair, with many holes and signs of wear throughout, as well as some anomalies to the printed fabric. Please see photographs for full details.
- 21 inches across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
- 15 inch sleeve length
- 26.5 inch kimono sleeve drop/opening length
- 48 inch chest (laid flat)
- 44 inch waist (laid flat)
- 52.5 inch total length from shoulder to hem
Feel free to contact me with any questions or inquiries!