HYAKUTOKU KIMONO – Japanese juban textile undergarment (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Folk women’s undergarment (juban) of local folklore in Kanazawa region called ‘Hyakutoku-Kimono’ (also ‘Hyakken-Kimono’) tailored with the waste pieces from cutting cloth given from the neighbors with wishing for smooth delivery, pregnancy, and vigorous growth. (*33 pieces or 48 pieces of cutting cloth as depends on the region.) Quite a flowery tailoring with silk crepe (chirimen) and cotton as it’s for such wishing, as it’s not for the function. Meiji period, 19th century. In used condition with expected slight deterioration as seen. approx. Sleeve to sleeve 120cm (47.24in), Length 57cm (22.44in)
As the reference, Shinjoji temple in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture had been enshrined with such Hyakutoku-Kimono, and those textiles are still stocked today and are designated as an important tangible folk-cultural property of Japan.
Item price: $350
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